Kim Jong Nam murder case: North Korea calls for release of three detained in Malaysia

Malaysia detains two women, a man in connection with murder of half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un


Reuters February 22, 2017
Assassinated North Korean heir Kim Jong Nam. PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LAMPUR: The North Korean embassy in Malaysia said on Wednesday that the three suspects detained in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam should be immediately released.

"A Vietnamese woman, an Indonesian woman and a North Korean man have been “arrested unreasonably”, the embassy said in a statement released to the media.

Malaysia says cause of Kim Jong Nam’s death still unknown

Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week while preparing to board a flight to Macau.

Malaysian police said a senior official in the North Korean embassy and a staffer at its state airline, were also wanted for questioning over the murder.

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