Malaysia court frees woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case

11th March, 2019 09:59:29 printer

SHAH ALAM: An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family, reports AFP.

Siti Aisyah smiled as she was ushered past journalists and into a car outside the court, where she had been on trial for a year and a half alongside a Vietnamese woman for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. “I feel happy. I did not know this will happen. I did not expect it,” said the 27-year-old, who earlier hugged the tearful Vietnamese accused, Doan Thi Huong, in the dock when the news was announced.

The development was a surprise as the court outside Kuala Lumpur had only been due to hear Huong testify Monday, and the Vietnamese suspect was left in shock that she was not released too.