North Korean blames 'conspiracy' over Kim Jong Nam arrest

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North Korean blames 'conspiracy' over Kim Jong Nam arrest

A North Korean man, who was held in connection with the killing of the half-brother of the country’s leader, has said he was the victim of a conspiracy by the Malaysian authorities.

Ri Jong Choi spoke outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing after he was deported. He had been released because of insufficient evidence.

Malaysia is looking for seven North Korean suspects, four of whom are believed to have left the country on the day Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport.

The only people in custody are two women – one Indonesian, one Vietnamese – who have been charged with murder, accused of smearing his face with a banned nerve agent.