Woman convicted of killing Kim Jong Un’s half brother freed

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 06:40:36-04

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed today (Thursday), her lawyer said.

Doan Thi Huong, was charged along with an Indonesian woman with poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with Liquid V-X,

A banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against Huong last month after she pleaded guilty to an alternate charge of causing harm.

Huong will return to Vietnam on Friday, according to her lawyer.

Huong was taken into immigration custody immediately after her release from prison and will remain there before boarding a flight to Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital.