Indonesian woman freed after murder charge dropped in Kim killing

Kim Jong-nam: Indonesian woman to be freed in murder case

The ministry said that over the past two years, Aisyah's plight was raised in "every bilateral Indonesia-Malaysia meeting", including at the presidential level, the vice-presidential level and in regular meetings of the foreign minister and other ministers with their Malaysian counterparts.

Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, before leaving the courtroom and being ushered away in an embassy vehicle.

Aisyah cried and hugged Huong before leaving the courtroom and being ushered away in an Indonesian Embassy auto. The North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur was defaced with graffiti just hours before the trial was to resume, authorities said. They were the only suspects in custody after four North Korean suspects fled the country the same morning Kim was killed.

CCTV footage showed one of the two women placing her hands over Kim's face and then both women leaving the scene. With a prompt from Indonesia's law and human rights minister, she thanked the president.

"I did not know this will happen".

"For two years and 23 days, Siti Aisyah was jailed in Malaysia (for the trial), the process was long, and she turned out to be innocent, having fallen victim to a conspiracy believing she was taking part in a prank for a reality television show, not knowing she was being used", he said.

Aisyah and Huong were charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam shortly after his death in February 2017, and faced the death penalty if convicted.

According to The Star, one of the murder suspects, Indonesian citizen Siti Aisyah, 27, has been freed from custody today (11th March) after a judge discharged her with no acquittal at the Shah Alam High Court.

An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision a year and a half after she went on trial.

Siti's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng said the woman was grateful that she'd been freed.

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It's unclear why Kim Jong Nam was killed, but analysts said Kim Jong Un may have seen him as a potential threat.

He had spoken out in the past against his family's dynastic control of North Korea and in a 2012 book was quoted as saying he believed his half-brother lacked leadership qualities.

Left to stand trial by herself after Siti Aisyah's release, Huong was still sobbing as she prepared to take the stand on Monday at the start of her defense.

Ahmad didn't give a reason for dropping the charge and it was not yet clear in Monday's court proceedings if she would be charged with a lower count.

"Where is the principle of equality?"

The discharge order only applies to Siti. "The prosecution never advanced a single ground for the withdrawal".

Her case has now been adjourned at the request of her lawyers.

Siti Aisyah's trial was suspended in December as her lawyers argued with prosecutors over access to statements made by seven witnesses.

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (R) is escorted by Malaysia police during a court appearance with Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (not pictured) at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on 22 January 2018.

Laoly had written to Malaysia's attorney-general, laying the blame on North Korea.

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