- Title: Kim Jong Nam murder suspects attend hearing, case transferred to higher court
- Date: 30th May 2017
- Summary: SEPANG, SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA (MAY 30, 2017) (REUTERS) SEPANG MAGISTRATE COURT POLICE ESCORT WAITING FOR SUSPECTS VARIOUS OF POLICE ESCORTING VIETNAMESE MURDER SUSPECT, DOAN THI HUONG, TO CAR POLICE CONVOY ESCORTING HUONG LEAVING VARIOUS OF POLICE ESCORTING INDONESIAN SUSPECT, SITI AISHAH, TO CAR POLICE CONVOY ESCORTING AISHAH LEAVING MEDIA SURROUNDING SITI AISHAH'S LAWYER, GOOI SOON SENG (SOUNDBITE) (English) SITI AISHAH'S LAWYER, GOOI SOON SENG, SAYING: "The case has been transferred to the high court so it is up to the high court to send us the letter informing us the next date of mention, we won't know until we receive the letter which is normally around a month or so." TEAM OF LAWYER REPRESENTING HUONG LEAVING COURT (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOAN THI HUONG'S LAWYER, HISYAM TEH POH TEIK "He (The prosecutor) has given us an assurance that these documents that have been sought for will be given to us at the very first opportunity. We believe him and we look forward to the documents." EXTERIOR OF SEPANG MAGISTRATE COURT SIGN OUTSIDE MAGISTRATE COURT, READING: "SEPANG COURT COMPLEX SELANGOR"
- Embargoed: 13th June 2017 04:49
- Keywords: Malaysian court case Kim Jong Nam murder suspects leaving court Vietnamese Indonesian lawyers
- Location: SEPANG, SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA
- City: SEPANG, SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J14V9H
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The case of the two women charged in Malaysia with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, was transferred to a higher court on Tuesday (May 30), as a defence lawyer complained of not getting all of the documents he had requested.
Siti Aishah, 25, from Jakarta, Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from rural northern Vietnam, face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13. The two women are accused of smearing Kim's face with VX nerve agent, a chemical described by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
Aishah and Huong have told diplomats from their countries that they were unwitting pawns in what U.S. officials and South Korean intelligence have said was an assassination orchestrated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Aishah and Huong, who were both wearing bullet-proof vests, were whisked away in police convoys after the hearing, their third court appearance.
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