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Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X will be exonerated.

Manhattan's district attorney Cy Vance will ask a judge to exonerate Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam after an investigation determined the FBI and the New York Police Department withheld evidence.

"These men did not get the justice that they deserved," Vance said in an interview with The New York Times.

"What we can do is acknowledge the error, the severity of the error."

The men were accused of fatally shooting Malcolm X as he spoke at the podium in the Audubon Ballroom in NYC in 1965.

Mujahid Abdul Halim, now 80, was released from prison in 2010. He confessed to the murder but insisted the other two, Aziz and Islam, were innocent.

Aziz, 83, was released from prison in 1985. Islam was released in 1987 and died in 2009.

Aziz had always maintained his innocence.

In a statement to PEOPLE by his attorneys, Aziz said he is "glad" that others "are finally seeing the truth we have all known."

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The wife of Haiti's assassinated President Jovenel Moïse (right) shared photos of herself in her hospital bed in Miami on Wednesday, July 14.

Martine Moise (left) was wounded in the assassination of her husband on July 7 at their personal residence outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The first lady tweeted two photos, saying she is still in disbelief that her husband was killed right in front of her.

Martine Moise is recovering at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after she was airlifted from Haiti for further treatment on July 7.

The 47-year-old mother-of-three had bandages covering her entire right arm. She wrote alongside the photos that the pain of losing her husband of 25 years "will never pass".

"I still don't believe that my husband has gone like this before my eyes without saying a last word to me. This pain will never pass," she said in a post written in Creole.

In a follow up post written in English, Martine Moise said:

"Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on."

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Haitian police have arrested the alleged mastermind behind the plot to kill President Jovenel Moise and overthrow the Haitian government.

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian-born doctor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of masterminding the presidential assassination.

On Sunday, National police chief Leon Charles announced Sanon, 63, allegedly recruited mercenaries out of South Florida to protect himself.

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President Moise, 53, was murdered in his private home on Wednesday, July 7. His wife, Martine Moise, was wounded. The first lady is in stable condition at a Miami hospital.

Sanon flew to Haiti by private plane in June. He then contacted South Florida CTU Security firm to provide personal security.

However, in July the team's mission changed. They were given new orders to arrest President Moise.

"The initial mission that was given to these assailants was to protect the individual named Emmanuel Sanon, but afterward, the mission changed," police chief Charles said.

In a video posted on YouTube, Sanon implied he would become president of Haiti.

"With me in power, you are going to have to tell me, 'What are you doing with my uranium? What are you going to do with the oil that we have in the country? What are you going to do with the gold? We need a new leadership that will change the way of life."

Within hours of Moise's death, police and civilians rounded up the alleged assassins, including Americans James Solages, 35, and Joseph G. Vincent, 55, and eighteen Colombians. Five assassins remain at large and three were killed by police.
 

 

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Haiti's First Lady Martine Moise was airlifted to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition after she was wounded during the presidential assassination.

An air ambulance carrying the critically wounded first lady landed in South Florida at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Hours earlier, her husband, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in their home.

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Martine Moise, 47, received multiple gunshot wounds to her upper torso, legs, arm and hand. Her current condition is listed as "stable" and "out of danger", according to WPLG.

President Moise, 53, was shot multiple times and killed by commandos at the presidential palace in the hills above Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The Haitian president was shot 12 times and one of his eyes was gouged out, DailyMail.com reports.

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A graphic photo showing the president's mutilated body lying on the ground sparked speculation that he was castrated to "send a message."

The commandos pretended to be agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to gain access to the presidential palace in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Moise's terrified daughter Jomarlie hid in a bedroom and was not injured. She told police the commandos shouted "DEA agents" as they stormed the palace.

Haitian police exchanged gunfire with the commandos, killing four of them on Wednesday. Two of the commandos were arrested, according to DailyMail.com.

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From his hospital bed, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow at the "odious" assassination and condemned all forms of violence, according to a Vatican statement.

Pope Francis is in the hospital recovering from surgery. He is pictured with the Moises during a private meeting on January 26, 2018 at the Vatican.

Martine and Jovenel, a former auto parts salesman, were childhood sweethearts who attended the same school in Port-au-Prince. They were married in 1996 and share three grown children.

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First Lady Martine Moise is pictured giving school kits and shoes to students in Port-au-Prince in 2017 -- the year her husband took office.

Haitians accused President Moise of becoming a dictator. His refusal to hold elections last year to pick his successor resulted in civil unrest and violence on the island nation.

On Wednesday, millions of Haitians huddled inside their homes as the Haitian police and military took control of the country.

Prime Minister Joseph Claude assumed sole power of Haiti -- despite Moise appointing his replacement the day before he was gunned down.

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The United Nations is calling for calm after the president of Haiti was gunned down by two assassins who claimed to be DEA agents.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot to death and his wife was wounded in their home early Wednesday, according to published reports.

The gunmen reportedly identified themselves as agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The gunmen spoke Spanish, not the island's native French or Creole languages, witnesses say.

The assassination was confirmed by Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, on Wednesday.

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The First Lady Martine Moise was also shot, but her condition is unknown, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. Congress and lawmakers called for a full investigation and said the perpetrators must be held accountable.

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Moise's death will likely cause more unrest in Haiti. Opposition protesters burned tires during a demonstration, calling for Moise's departure in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 18, 2020.

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Joseph said the police and military are in control of the security situation in Haiti.

Joe Biden acknowledged the presidential assassination as he boarded Air Force One on Wednesday morning. "We need a lot more information, but it's very worrisome about the state of Haiti," the U.S. president said.

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Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in the Tehran suburb of Damavand late Friday, Nov. 27 (Tehran time).

According to published reports, Fakhrizadeh was killed when gunmen on a motorcycle pulled up next to his car and opened fire with machine guns.

Another car carrying members of his security team was blown up with an explosive device.

Fakhrizadeh was an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and taught physics at the Imam Hussein University in Tehran.

Israeli intelligence considered Fakhrizadeh to be the mastermind behind Iran's nuclear weapons program.

According to published reports, the targeted attack will make it difficult for the incoming administration "in the final days of the Trump administration."

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted that Western countries should "end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror". But his tweet was met with silence.

The White House, Pentagon, State Department, CIA and Joe Biden's transition team all declined to comment.

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Interpol has rejected Iran's request to arrest U.S. President Donald Trump for murder.

Iran issued an arrest warrant for the president who is charged with the assassination of its top commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in a drone strike in January.

Interpol resoundingly rejected Iran's request to arrest Trump and turn him over to them for prosecution.

In a statement to CNBC late Monday, Interpol said:

"Under Article 3 of INTERPOL's constitution 'it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.'"

Interpol added, "in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and rules, INTERPOL would not consider requests of this nature."

Interpol can enable local law enforcement to arrest international criminals in countries outside of the requesting country's jurisdiction.

Iran also named 35 other people alongside Trump who are accused in the plot to kill the 62-year-old general. Like Trump, those people also face "murder and terrorism charges."

Iranian officials have been accused of interfering in the upcoming U.S. elections by issuing an arrest warrant for Trump.

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, called the Iranian announcement a "propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously."

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