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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother
 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 on Friday, her lawyer said.

Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged along with an Indonesian woman with poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother

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 later on Friday, her lawyer, Hisyam Teh, told Reuters.

Huong was taken into immigration custody immediately after her release from a women’s prison, and was believed to have been taken to immigration headquarters in the administrative capital, Putrajaya, where she will remain before boarding a flight to Hanoi.

Teh said his client may speak at a brief news conference before boarding her flight on Friday evening.

“In the event she is unable to talk to media I will read out a statement from her,” he said.

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