- Title: File of two women suspected of murdering brother of North Korean leader
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: SEPANG SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA (FILE - MARCH 1, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF SEPANG COURT SIGN READING (Bahasa Malaysia) "BAHASA MALAYSIA SEPANG COURT COMPLEX" ARRIVAL OF VIETNAMESE SUSPECT DUAN THI HUONG AT COURT, BEHIND SECURITY GUARDS SECURITY WATCHING FROM BALCONY ARRIVAL OF INDONESIAN SUSPECT SITI AISHAH, BEHIND SECURITY GUARDS POLICE STANDING Indonesian suspect Siti Aishah and Vietnamese suspect Duan Thi Huong were charged with murder under section 302 of the penal code, which carries the death penalty. Both women told diplomats from their countries that they had been paid to take part in what they believed was a prank for a reality television show. Police said the women smeared VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, on Kim Jong Nam's face in an assault recorded on security cameras in the Malaysian capital's airport on February 13. SEPANG, SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA (FILE - APRIL 13, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF SEPANG COURT SIGN READING (Bahasa Malaysia) "SEPANG COURT COMPLEX, SELANGOR" DOAN THI HUONG ARRIVING SPECIAL POLICE FORCE STANDING SITI AISHAH ARRIVING
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 01:30
- Keywords: North Korea Malaysia Kim Jong Nam murder two women accused court
- Location: NARITA, JAPAN / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION / SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA
- City: NARITA, JAPAN / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION / SELANGOR STATE, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0036RCSKSL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Two women suspected of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to make their first appearance at a Malaysian High Court for a pre-trial proceeding on Friday (July 28).
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aishah face the death penalty if they are convicted of killing Kim Jong Nam. The two allegedly smeared VX nerve agent, a chemical described by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, across Kim's face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13.
Both have said they are innocent. Aishah and Huong have told their respective diplomats that they were unwitting pawns in an assassination that U.S. officials and South Korean intelligence have said was organised by North Korean agents.
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