United States: Malcolm X’s family calls for the investigation into his murder to be reopened

The family of the African-American activist has called for the investigation into his murder to be reopened in light of new testimony accusing New York police and the FBI of complicity in murder.

“Anything that allows us to better understand the truth about this terrible tragedy should be carefully examined,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s three daughters, during a press briefing. The family of the African-American activist has therefore requested the reopening of the investigation into his murder . 

A procedure that follows new testimony implicating the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI . According to this former police officer, who asked that his testimony not be public until after his death, the New York police (NYPD) and the FBI kept certain aspects of the case secret. “The examination” of it is “in progress,” said a spokesman for the Manhattan prosecutor, contacted Sunday, February 21 by AFP. 

After the broadcast of a documentary on Netflix, Who Killed Malcolm X? a new examination had already been requested by Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance in February 2020, to determine whether there is any evidence to justify the reopening of the investigations. 

Bodyguards trapped?

According to this new account,  the political activist would have been trapped . 55 years ago to the day, on February 21, 1965, African-American activist   El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, whose real name was, was deprived of the protection of his bodyguards  when he was fatally shot by the three shooters fired  during his speech in the Audubon Ballroom, Manhattan. 

Jimmy Curd

Jimmy Curd is a features editor at iPress USA, where He oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business.

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