Siti Aisyah Thanks Gov’t Upon Release

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 11 Maret 2019
Category: News
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Siti Aisyah, accompanied by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, in a press conference at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, Jakarta, Monday (11/3). (Photo by: Antara)

Siti Aisyah, accompanied by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, in a press conference at Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, Jakarta, Monday (11/3). (Photo by: Antara)

Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman who was a suspect of assassinating Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, could not hide her emotion since the Government’s efforts to set her free have reached the Malaysian prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar bin Ahmad and made him dropped the murder charge against her.

“I thank President Jokowi, the Minister who endeavoured to help me so I can return to Indonesia,” Siti told reporters upon her arrival in Indonesia, during a press conference held at the Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, Jakarta,  Monday (11/3).

In the press conference attended by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Siti Aisyah expressed her happiness after the prosecutor withdrew all charges against her. “I feel delighted, no words can describe it,” Siti added.

For the record, Yasonna H. Laoly asserted that Siti Aisyah was freed according to the prevailing regulations of criminal procedures in Malaysia.

“The case has already through the trials, and based on Article 254 of Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code, Public Prosecutor may drop it (the murder charge against Siti Aisyah),” Yasonna firmly said. (ANT/ES)

Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Yuyu Mulyani

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