North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam

Malaysia: Suspect charged with murder of N.Korea leader's half-brother freed

ANI | Updated: Mar 11, 2019 16:39 IST

Shah Alam (Selangor) [Malaysia], Mar 11 (ANI): An Indonesian woman charged with the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam, was discharged on Monday after the prosecutor withdrew the charge against her.
The ruling came as a surprise to the defendant Siti Alsyan who told reporters that she was “shocked” to be free, CNN reported.
Siti, along with a Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong was accused in February 2017 of poisoning Kim Jong-nam by rubbing VX nerve agent on his face at an airport in Kuala Lumpur.
The estranged half-brother of Korean leader had died within 20 minutes from the chemical classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
Both the women had pleaded not guilty to the murder.
Before the attack, the suspects were brought to a nearby cafe where a man allegedly wiped a liquid on the hands of one of them. Lawyers for the two women claimed that the pair was tricked by a team of North Korean agents into believing that they were taking part in a reality TV show.
No reason was given in the court by the prosecutor for withdrawing the charges against Siti Alsyan. (ANI)