A North Korean suspect who was freed on Friday in connection to the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged brother of Kim Jong Un says Malaysia is conspiring to tarnish the honour of Pyongyang.
Ri Jong Chol, said in Beijing after his release that he was a victim of a conspiracy by Malaysian authorities who he accused of using coercion to try to extract a confession from him, in comments to reporters outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing early on Saturday.
Ri said he was not at the airport on the day of the killing, and knew nothing about the accusation that his car was used in the case.
“I didn’t go (to the airport), and I had no reason to go. I was just doing my work,” he said.
Chol was released due to insufficient evidence to charge the only North Korean suspect arrested in connection to the poisoning of Kim who died at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13th after he two female suspects who have already been charged, used a neeve agent on him.
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