Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of N.Korean leader’s half-brother

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of N.Korean leader’s half-brother

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of N.Korean leader’s half-brother

Written by Reuters

03 May, 2019 | 10:28 am

Reuters – A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday (May 3), her lawyer said.

Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged along with an Indonesian woman with poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against Huong last month after she pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of causing harm. Huong will return to Vietnam later on Friday, her lawyer, Hisyam Teh, told Reuters.

Huong was taken into immigration custody immediately after her release from prison and will remain there before boarding a flight to Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital.

 

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