Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was escorted by police during a court hearing in Malaysia in December, where she was exonerated of drug smuggling charges. On Thursday an appeals court overturned the ruling and sentenced her to die by hanging.
Jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim gestures before speaking to the media after his return home following his release from hospital in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday following his royal pardon.
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Kim Jong Nam had been critical of North Korea's dynastic rule. Kim Jong Un, who inherited the leadership in 2011, was believed to have issued a standing order for his brother's execution.
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A van believed to be carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, leaves the forensics wing of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur Thursday. Malaysia released the body along with men who had been questioned over Kim's death.
A North Korean Embassy staff member asked Malaysian police if he was allowed to leave the embassy grounds in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Malaysia banned North Korean citizens from leaving the country after North Korea issued an exit ban for 11 Malaysian citizens in North Korea.