NEW DELHI: Malaysian government Friday released Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong who served a two-year jail term on a suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in 2017.
Huong’s lawyer, according to media reports, said that she had accepted a deal with the Malaysian prosecutors in April and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge indicating causing injury. She returned back to Vietnam on Friday.
The murder had triggered a diplomatic row between North Korea and Malaysia.
Huong and Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian, were accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim at Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017.
However, both the accused refuted the murder charge.
Four men were suspected to have orchestrated the assassination, and allegedly got the two women to smear Kim Jong-nam with VX at a terminal of the Kuala Lumpur airport that led to his death within minutes.