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Kim Jong-nam case: North Korean man to be released due to lack of evidence

Mohamed Apandi Ali,

Malaysia’s attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali has said a North Korean man, held in connection with the nerve agent attack on Kim Jong-nam, will be released and deported because of lack of evidence.

Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport with a toxic nerve agent. South Korea and U.S. had alleged he was assassinated by agents of the North Korean regime.

According to the local media, Ali said that 45-year-old Ri Jong Chol will be released on Friday.

Malaysia has not yet described his alleged role in the killing.

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