"The assassins have not been brought to justice", said Hisyam, adding the women's legal teams consistently argued that four North Koreans who fled Malaysia after the killing, and were charged in absentia, were the real murderers. Their initial request was refused, but at the start of April prosecutors offered her a reduced charge, paving the way for her release.
In a handwritten letter, Huong thanked the governments of Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as those involved in her trial and imprisonment, for "all the support". The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim.
Doan Thi Huong expressed her gratitude "to everybody who prayed for me" in a video taken by her lawyer in the plane just before it took off. She has returned to Indonesia.
More than 2 years after her arrest, Huong was freed from prison outside the Malaysian capital early Friday before her flight back home later in the day.
"I love you so much thank you so much".
Kim Jong Nam, the estranged relative of Kim Jong Un who was once seen as heir apparent to the North's leadership, died in agony after having his face smeared with a banned nerve agent as he waited at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.
Hisyam told reporters at the airport that "the case has come to a complete end" because prosecutors didn't file any appeal of the sentence given Huong.
'I am so happy now, my whole village is happy now, ' Thanh told Reuters by telephone.
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Hisyam earlier told The Associated Press that Huong was "smiling from ear to ear" when he met her at the prison on Thursday and that she looked forward to meeting her family and friends.
Her lawyer said after the trial that Hương was granted a remission of one third of her jail term for good behaviour.
Huong's father, Doan Van Thanh, said he and her brother would be in Hanoi to welcome her home.
The High Court judge last August had found there was enough evidence to infer that Aisyah, Huong and the four North Koreans engaged in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill Kim and had called on the two women to present their defense. He had been living overseas for years but could have been seen as a threat to Kim Jong Un's rule.
Lawyers for the women have said that they were pawns in a political assassination with clear links to the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and that the prosecution failed to show the women had any intention to kill.
Malaysia was criticized for charging the two women with murder - which carries a mandatory death penalty in the Southeast Asian nation - when the key perpetrators were still being sought.
Pyongyang has never admitted to killing Kim Jong Nam - it claims the dead man was a North Korean citizen named Kim Chol - and that the accusations were a smear campaign.