Kim Jong-nam: Indonesian woman freed in murder case

Sun Online Desk

11th March, 2019 09:45:44 printer

Kim Jong-nam: Indonesian woman freed in murder case

The Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been freed after the murder charge against her was dropped.


Siti Aisyah along with Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong had been accused of smearing toxic VX nerve agent on Mr Kim's face in Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017.


Both have denied murder, saying they thought they were part of a TV prank.


Ms Aisyah could have faced the death penalty if convicted.


The prosecutor in the case requested the murder charge be dropped, without giving a reason. The Judge approved the request saying "Siti Aisyah is freed", but this does not amount to an acquittal, according to APF news agency.


Co-defendant Ms Huong was expected to read a statement in court on Monday which would be the first time either of the two have given testimony.


Source: BBC