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Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong-nam murder case freed

May 03, 2019 - 10:07 AM

(UPDATED) After a lengthy trial, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is freed after she pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge of 'causing injury' over the 2017 assassination of Kim Jong-nam

Vietnamese national, Doan Thi Huong boards a car after appearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 14, 2019. - A Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release March 14 as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Vietnam woman in Kim brother murder to be freed on May 3

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:16 PM

'We have been told by prison authorities that Huong will be freed on May 3,' says Doan Thi Huong's lawyer

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Doan Thi Huong smiles and says 'I'm happy' after prosecutors presented the new charge in a Malaysian court, where she has been on trial since 2017

Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police out of the High Court in Shah Alam on April 1, 2019. A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother will walk free in May after pleading guilty to a lesser charge, her lawyer said. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Vietnam woman in Kim Jong-nam case in new release bid

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Doan Thi Huong's lawyers have lodged a second application to the attorney-general seeking her release

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Vietnam 'regrets' murder suspect not freed in Malaysia

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:46 PM

'We want Doan Thi Huong to be tried fairly and objectively and for her to be freed,' says Vietnam's foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang

REGRET. In this file photo, Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a special court session to rule on witness statements at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 14, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

Mar 14, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Doan Thi Huong could face death by hanging if found guilty of the assassination of Kim Kong-nam

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national, Doan Thi Huong boards a car after appearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 14, 2019. Photo by Mohdf Rasfan/AFP

Vietnamese woman in North Korea murder case loses bid for release

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Doan Thi Huong breaks down in tears as a prosecutor tells a court the attorney-general rejects a request to free her

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (L), 28, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong is set to appear in court on Thursday, March 14, after her lawyers asked the attorney-general to withdraw her murder charge

SUSPECT. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a hearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 during trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong-nam murder case

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) The news is a surprise as the court has only been scheduled to hear Doan Thi testify. The Vietnamese woman is left in shock that she is not released alongside Siti Aisyah.

RELEASED. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (center) smiles while leaving the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 after her trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vietnam suspect to testify in Kim Jong-nam murder trial

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:18 PM

'[Doan Thi Huong] is in good health, confident and is ready to take the stand,' says one of the suspects' lawyers

SUSPECT. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a special court session to rule on witness statements at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 14, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-nam trial delayed further over witness statement row

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Proceedings in the trial of Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong have moved slowly due to the large number of witnesses and the fact that hearings are held infrequently

TRIAL DELAYED. In this file photo, Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (top C) are escorted by Malaysian police after a special court session to rule on witness statements at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 14, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-nam murder not a prank – prosecutors

Jun 28, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'It is an assassination, where the murder was carefully planned and executed,' says Malaysian state prosecutors

ASSASSINATION. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:21 PM

The court hears that Siti Aisyah travelled to Phnom Penh on January 21 last year where she met a North Korean posing as a Japanese man named 'James' and another alleged North Korean agent Hong Song Hac, known by the pseudonym 'Mr. Chang,' at the Cambodian capital's airport

SITI AISYAH. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C), 25, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect 'hired for multiple pranks' – lawyer

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Defense lawyers argue the women were recruited to take part in what they thought were prank TV shows but were instead tricked into becoming inadvertent assassins, in an elaborate plot by a group of North Korean agents

MURDER TRIAL. 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 January 22, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam met American days before his death – witness

Jan 29, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Kim Jong-Nam meets the man at a hotel in Langkawi on February 9, a witness says during the trial of two women accused of killing him

MURDER TRIAL. 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 January 22, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial visits lab to view tainted clothes

Oct 09, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The visit to the government lab near Kuala Lumpur comes after a chemist last week testified there were traces of VX on the women's clothes

MURDER TRIAL. This photo taken on February 11, 2007 shows a man believed to be then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's eldest son, Kim Jong-Nam at Beijing's international airport. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam suffered extensive organ damage, trial hears

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Vital organs, including Kim Jon-Nam's lungs and brain, swell due to a build-up of fluid, pathologist Mohamad Shah Mahmood testifies after carrying out the post-mortem

KIM JONG-NAM. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:02 AM

3rd UPDATE The women who face the death penalty if convicted deny carrying out the killing and say they were duped into believing they were taking part in a reality TV show

Kim murder suspects taken to Malaysian court

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Prosecutors are expected to apply for the case to be transferred to an upper court where the women will be tried for murder

TRIAL. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (left) and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (right) are taken to a Malaysian court where they will be tried for murder. File photos from Agence France-Presse

Lawyer for suspect in Kim murder calls for second autopsy

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Doan Thi Huong s lawyer suggests Malaysia does not have the necessary expertise in the VX nerve agent adding that he planned to request a second post mortem

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (L), 28, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Frustrated Malaysian police release North Korean suspect

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM

3rd UPDATE The North Korean was deported Friday night a government official who asked not to be named confirms

RELEASED. North Korean national Ri Jong Chol (C) is escorted with a heavy police presence as he leaves the Sepang police headquaters in Sepang on March 3, 2017. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia to deport North Korean arrested in Kim killing

Mar 02, 2017 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED Attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali says 47 year old Ri Jong Chol would be released and deported Friday March 3

This handout picture released by the Royal Malaysian Police in Kuala Lumpur on February 19, 2017 shows suspect North Korean Ri Jong Chol, detained in connection to the February 13 assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo by Royal Malaysian Police / AFP

Two women to be charged with Kim murder – Malaysia

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:27 PM

UPDATED South Korea says its isolated neighbor was behind the assassination and claims the North s agents engaged two outsiders to carry out the murder

A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je