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North Korea calls for release of three detained in Kim Jong Nam case
February 22, 2017 / 8:03 AM / 6 months ago

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

Members of the media surround a North Korea official's car as it leaves the North Korea embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017.Athit Perawongmetha

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; writing by Praveen Menon; editing by Simon Cameron-Moore; editing by XXXX

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