Siti Aisyah charged with murder

Siti Aisyah charged with murder

Lalu Muhammad Iqbal. (kemlu.go.id)

The Government of Indonesia is calling on all parties to uphold the principle of presumption of innocence until proven guilty in the SA case."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Siti Aisyah (SA), an Indonesian named as a suspect in the assassination of North Korean Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia, was charged with murder during her first trial in the Sepang District Court, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

"During the reading of the indictment, the prosecutor charged SA under the article for conspiracy to commit murder," Director of Indonesian Citizens Protection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lalu Muhammad Iqbal stated here on Wednesday.

The team of lawyers, tasked with providing legal assistance to Aisyah, proposed a gag order to urge the judge to not discuss the case nor reveal the result of the investigation in public.

The judge agreed to the appeal for a gag order, Iqbal noted.

Since the trial has begun, Aisyah will be moved to a detainment center in Cyberjaya of Kuala Lumpur.

The next trial will be held on Apr 13 in the same district court.

"The Government of Indonesia is calling on all parties to uphold the principle of presumption of innocence until proven guilty in the SA case," Iqbal said.

The government will continue to provide legal assistance to Aisyah until the court delivers a verdict in the case.

Aisyah was detained by the Royal Malaysian Police on Feb 13.

Aisyah, a second woman traveling on a Vietnamese passport, and a boyfriend of one of them have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the death of Jong Nam.

The Malaysian authority has detained the fourth suspect, a North Korean citizen, in connection with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
(Uu.A059/KR-BSR/F001)

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