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Jakarta Post

Siti may be cleared of all charges: Lawyer

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  12:15 am

Siti Aisyah, a defendant in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, will likely be cleared of all charges because Malaysian prosecutors failed to prove that she had a motive to kill the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, says her lawyer.

On Wednesday, Gooi Soon Seng said he was confident that his 25-year-old client would be acquitted. A Malaysian court will decide on Aug. 16 whether to proceed with Siti’s case or have it thrown out due to a lack of evidence.

“Personally, I am confident that on Aug. 16, Siti will be acquitted,” Gooi said during a gathering at the Foreign Ministry.

“The evidence produced by the prosecution was wholly circumstantial in nature. There was no eyewitness to the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

“The whole foundation of the case was based on CCTV footage.”

Siti was seen running from the murder scene on CCTV fo...