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

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.

world Updated: Feb 22, 2017 14:36 IST
Reuters, Kuala Lumpur
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Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.(AP File Photo)

The North Korean embassy in Malaysia said on Wednesday that the three suspects detained in the 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.

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.

First Published: Feb 22, 2017 14:34 IST