Friday, March 31, 2017

North Koreans Wanted For Questioning In The Murder of Kim Jong-Nam Return To North Korea With His Body

Reuters: N. Korean murder suspects go home with victim's body as Malaysia forced to swap

Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader returned home on Friday along with the body of victim Kim Jong Nam after Malaysia agreed a swap deal with the reclusive state.

Malaysian police investigating what U.S. and South Korean officials say was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents took statements from the three before they were allowed to leave the country.

"We have obtained whatever we want from them...They have assisted us and they have been allowed to leave," police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told a news conference in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, saying there were no grounds to hold the men.

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More News On Malaysia Releasing The North Koreans Wanted For Questioning In The Murder of Kim Jong-Nam 

Kim Jong-Nam's body returned to North Korea -- AFP
North Koreans hiding in Malaysian embassy return to Pyongyang -- CNN
Kim deal chance for N. Korea to bury murder evidence: analysts -- AFP
Park arrest, Malaysia deal: Let the corks pop in Pyongyang -- AP
Malaysia Sends Men Questioned In Murder Back To North Korea, Along With Kim's Body -- NPR
Kim Jong-nam deal: Relief but many unanswered questions -- BBC