Malcolm X’s daughter to sue CIA, FBI

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The family of murdered civil rights leader Malcolm X Tuesday marks the anniversary of the 1965 assassination by suing agencies including the CIA, FBI and New York City Police Department for $100 million in his death. announced plans. .

Two of his daughters, Ilyasah Shabazz and Qubilah Shabazz, joined lawyer Ben Crump for a press conference at the site of the Audubon Ballroom in north Manhattan. January 21, 1965.

For decades, the question of who was responsible for his death prevailed.

Three men were convicted, but the evidence used to convict two of them in 2021 was found to be shaky and authorities withheld some information. He will be acquitted in 2021.

Ilyasah Shabazz, co-manager of her father’s estate, filed a claim letter, the first step in the process, stating that the agency “acted in collusion with each other and with other individuals in such cases.” and did not act.” How to bring about the wrongful death of Malcolm X. ”

“For years our family has fought to get the truth out,” she said at a news conference. “We want justice done for my father.” increase.”

Emails seeking comment were sent to the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice and the New York City Legal Department. The New York City Police Department declined to comment.

Referring to the anniversary, Crump said that since then, “there has been speculation as to who was involved in the assassination of Malcolm X.”

He cited the 2021 acquittal, saying that government agencies, including the Manhattan District Attorney, the NYPD, and the FBI, “wrongfully concealed factual evidence, evidence of innocence, from a man wrongfully convicted of Malcolm X’s assassination.” I had it,” he said.

Asked if he believed government agents conspired to assassinate Malcolm, Crump said, “That’s what we claim. They infiltrated a lot of civil rights groups.”

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