Indonesian Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Murder Freed

Indonesian Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Murder Freed

A Malaysian court Monday, March 11, freed an Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother after prosecutors withdrew the murder charge against her. She told reporters she had only learned that morning that she would be freed.

However, both the women have pleaded not guilty to the alleged murder charge levelled against them.

She was quickly ushered out of the courtroom telling reporters: "I am surprised and very happy".

The court accepted the request from prosecutors on Monday, but it's unclear what reason was provided.

One of the two women accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother in a daring airport ambush was freed from custody Monday after prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charges against her. "My mind is black", Huong told reporters after Aisyah was ushered away from the courtroom in an Indonesian Embassy auto Monday.

"She can leave now", he said.

Benah said she is unaware of what will happen next, but plans to "make sure that Siti will only work at home".

Her father, Asriah Nur Hasan, covered his face, got down on his knees in front of her and broke into tears when he and his daughter were reunited at the foreign ministry. Their whereabouts are unknown, and Interpol has put out red notices for each of them, asking governments around the world to return them to Malaysia to face trial. "May God continue to protect us". "After this I just want to gather with my family". "Siti is innocent. That's why we keep praying for her", she said. He added that she should also be released.

"We've heard the news and we're so happy".

During the hearings in June 2018, Aisyah's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng, in his final submission, told the court that "the investigation was not only shoddy but was lopsided".




Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of late dictator Kim Jong-il, had challenged his half-brother's succession to the top post.

Huong remains on trial at the court in Shah Alam and is set to give her first testimony in the coming days. Asiyah additionally thanked the Malaysian government and the lawyers who represented her.

The prosecution has now withdrawn its case against Siti Aisyah.

Huong's lawyer, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, said they will seek to postpone the trial.

Hundreds of local media personnel had been awaiting her arrival from 3 pm, the decision by Justice Datuk Azmi Ariffin on the case was being widely broadcast. He said the trial would resume at 10 a.m. Thursday if the Attorney General's Chamber rejected the application. However, he ruled that Aisyah be discharged, not acquitted, on the grounds that the court had already seen the prosecution present sufficient evidence to enable a verdict against the accused unless it is rebutted.

Siti Aisyah had been working as a masseuse in Kuala Lumpur, while Doan described herself as an entertainer.

Siti Aisyah made the statement during a press conference Monday, March 11, with Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta. "I didn't expect it".

The case against Huong will take a major step forward Monday, when she is expected to testify. He died within 20 minutes.

The two women were the only suspects charged in the murder.

However, the two suspects claim they were not aware that they were part of an assassination plot and instead thought they were taking part in a prank for a reality TV show.

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