Released from Murder Cases, Siti Aisyah Returns to Indonesia

Jakarta, MINA – Siti Aisyah arrived in Indonesia after being released from murder cases in Malaysia. Minister of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Minister) Retno Marsudi and Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly attended the hand of Aisyah over her family in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, Jalan Pejambon, Central Jakarta, Monday.

Aisyah’s father, Asria expressed his gratitude to the Indonesian government for helping his daughter’s release.

“Thanks to government, for every assistances, all of them who have helped free my child, from all ministers,” said Asria after meeting Aisha in Jakarta.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the release of Siti Aisyah from the charges of murder of Kim Jong-nam (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother) was a long process. All parties play a role in her release.

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“So once again, my friends, the legal process has been going on for around two years, with the intention of the legal process that Siti Aisyah has passed.” said Retno.

Retno expressed her appreciation to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, the Attorney General and the Chief of Police and congratulated Aisyah and her family.

“Siti Aisyah survived returning to the family. Ladies and gentlemen, this blessing and a valuable experience for all of us,” Retno said.

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly previously said that the Indonesian government had lobbied for the release of Aisha since two years ago, from the era of Prime Minister Najib Razak to Mahathir Mohamad.

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“This is a long process to help Siti Aisyah. This has been done and we have coordinated from PM Najib until now Tun Mahathir, “he said.

Siti Aisyah was released through the authority of the Malaysian Attorney General based on Article 254 of the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code. Her release was decided by judge Azmin Ariffin during a hearing at the Shah Alam High Court, Malaysia.

In her verdict, judge Azmin granted the prosecutor’s request, which revoked the murder charges previously indicted against Ayesha. (L/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)