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


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The Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is to be freed as the murder charge against her is dropped.

Siti Aisyah along with Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong had been accused of smearing toxic VX nerve agent on Mr Kim’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017.

Both have denied murder, saying they thought they were part of a TV prank.

Ms Aisyah could have faced the death penalty if convicted.

Mr Kim, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-un, had been waiting to board a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Macau on 13 February 2017 when two women approached him in the departure area.

CCTV footage showed one of them placing her hands over his face, then both women leave the scene.

He died on the way to hospital from what was later found to have been exposure to the nerve agent VX, one of the most toxic of all known chemical agents.

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