Malaysia rejects call to free Vietnamese accused in Kim Jong Nam killing

Malaysian authorities have rejected a plea to drop the murder case against Doan Thi Huong the Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader.

Vietnam had been pushing for her release.

The decision comes days after her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah, was unexpectedly freed.

Both women insisted they were innocent.

Mr Huong says she was tricked into taking part and believed she was part of a TV prank.

Kim Jon-Nam was assassinated with a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

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