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North Korea calls for release of three detained in Kim Jong Nam case
February 22, 2017 / 8:03 AM / 9 months ago

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

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.

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. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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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