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Kim Jong-nam Murder Case is Closed, or More Precisely Falls Apart

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16.04.2019

We recently wrote about the acquittal of one of the women accused of poisoning Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. On 11 March, Indonesian citizen Siti Aisyah was released from jail, because prosecutors refused to press charges against her.

On 1 April 2019, the second suspect in the case, Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong, was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison, and the charges against her were downgraded from premeditated murder to causing hurt by a dangerous weapons or means. The maximum punishment for this crime is a 10-year sentence, while the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong meant a potential death sentence. This means her defense team managed to convince the court that these naive and trusting women had been duped and had no knowledge that they were to be accomplices in a murder.

The embassy and the government of the Socialist........

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