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22 July, Monday

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder to be released soon

The 30-year-old's lawyer said prison authorities had informed them that she will be released on May 3.

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A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be released on May 3, her lawyer said.

"We have been told by prison authorities that [Doan Thi ]Huong will be freed on May 3," lawyer Salim Bashir told the AFP news agency.

Malaysian authorities had on April 1 announced that the murder charge against Huong was dropped after she pleaded guilty to "causing injury". 

The poisoning of Kim Jong Nam with liquid VX at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017 shocked the world.

The 30-year-old was however handed a three year and four months jail sentence effective from the date of her arrest in February 22. Her term was later reduced for good behavior.

"So great to know that she will be back soon," Nguyen Thi Vy, Huong's step mother told AFP.

Last month the charge against co-accused 27-year-old Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah was dropped.


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