March 11, 2019 / 6:11 AM / 6 months ago

Malaysia agreed to Indonesia's request to free Aisyah, attorney general says

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, who is on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, arrives at the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia agreed to Indonesia’s request to drop charges against an Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, its attorney general said in a letter on March 8.

Siti Aisyah was released from custody on Monday after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge against her.

Aisyah will be able to return to Indonesia, Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas told Yasonna Laoly, Indonesia’s law minister, in the letter, seen by Reuters.

Reporting by Ebrahim Harris; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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