File of women in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

1 May 2019
2019-05-01 12:06

A Vietnamese woman who had been accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader will be freed from a Malaysian prison on May 3, her lawyer said on Saturday. Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged along with an Indonesian woman of poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with a banned chemical weapon at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against Huong earlier this month, after she plead guilty to an alternate charge of causing harm. She was sentenced to more than three years in jail, but later the term was reduced because Malaysian law can allow a one-third remission off prison sentences.


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