A Vietnamese lady who spent greater than two years in a Malaysian jail on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean chief Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer stated.
Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged together with an Indonesian lady with poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.
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Malaysian prosecutors dropped a homicide cost towards Huong final month after she pleaded responsible to an alternate cost of inflicting hurt. Huong will return to Vietnam afterward Friday, her lawyer, Hisyam Teh, informed Reuters.
Huong was taken into immigration custody instantly after her launch from jail and can stay there earlier than boarding a flight to Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital.
Teh stated his consumer could communicate at a short information convention earlier than boarding her flight.
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“Within the occasion she is unable to speak to media I’ll learn out a press release from her,” he stated.
Huong’s co-accused, Siti Aisyah, was freed in March after prosecutors additionally dropped a homicide cost towards her.
South Korean and U.S. officers have stated the North Korean regime had ordered the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, who had been vital of his household’s dynastic rule. Pyongyang has denied the allegation.
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Protection attorneys have maintained the ladies had been pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean brokers. The ladies stated they thought they had been a part of a actuality prank present and didn’t know they had been poisoning Kim.
4 North Korean males had been additionally charged however they left Malaysia hours after the homicide and stay at massive.
Malaysia got here beneath criticism for charging the 2 ladies with homicide – which carries a compulsory dying penalty within the Southeast Asian nation – when the important thing perpetrators had been nonetheless being sought.
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