Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang expressed delight that Doan Thi Huong has been released and reunited with her family in Vietnam.
Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong was released from a women’s prison in Selangor state of Malaysia at about 7.10am (local time) on May 3 and received by a delegation of the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia.
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, the only defendant in the case related to the murder of a man holding a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) passport with the name of Kim Chol, might be released in the first week of May, possibly May 8, according to her lawyers.
The Vietnamese Government, Foreign Ministry, relevant agencies, and Vietnam Bar Federation have implemented citizen protection measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong in her trial in Malaysia, the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said.
The Shah Alam High Court in Selangor state of Malaysia on March 14 decided to postpone the trial of Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong until April 1, citing the defendant’s poor health and psychological condition.
Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia visited several Vietnamese women imprisoned in Selangor state on January 29.
PSNews – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang, at a regular news briefing on May 25, gave information on Vietnam’s protection of citizen for Doan Thi Huong.
PSNews - The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia stated that Doan Thi Huong’s health is good. A representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia also relieved her anxiety and explained the situation to her before she goes on trial on April 13.