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Malaysia to release, deport N. Korean in nerve agent probe

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A North Korean man will be released from custody because of lack of evidence connecting him to the fatal nerve agent attack on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler, Malaysian officials said Thursday.

Ri Jong Chol, 45, was arrested on Feb. 17, four days after the attack at Kuala Lumpur's bustling airport. Malaysia officials never said why he had been arrested.

On Thursday, Malaysian Attorney General Mohamad Apandi Ali said Ri wi...