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Malaysia court drops murder charge against Indonesian Siti Aisyah in Kim Jong Nam case

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By ITN News Editor March 11, 2019 12:51

Malaysia court drops murder charge against Indonesian Siti Aisyah in Kim Jong Nam case

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was released from custody after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge against her.Prosecutors told the court on Monday that they had been instructed to withdraw the charge against Siti Aisyah, 26. No reason was given for the application. While the court discharged Siti Aisyah from the case, it rejected her lawyer’s request for her to be fully acquitted, as it said that the trial had already established a prima facie case and she could be recalled if fresh evidence emerges.

The two women had been accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.From the outset of the case, there were suspicions that Kim Jong Nam was the victim of plot arranged by North Korean agents who left Malaysia in the hours after the killing, and the two women had been merely pawns in a political assassination.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 11, 2019 12:51

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