- Title: File of two women suspected of murdering brother of North Korean leader
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: NARITA, JAPAN (FILE - MAY 4, 2001) (REUTERS) MAN BELIEVED TO BE KIM JONG NAM EXITING POLICE VAN AT TOKYO'S NARITA AIRPORT AND CLIMBING UP STAIRS TO PLANE / TWO WOMEN AND YOUNG BOY BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY OF MAN BELIEVED TO BE KIM JONG NAM WALKING ACROSS TARMAC AND CLIMBING UP STAIRS TO PLANE In May 2001, Kim Jong Nam, the elder half-brother of the North's young, unpredictable leader Kim Jong Un, was nabbed at Tokyo's Narita airport and held for using a false Dominican Republic passport. He was accompanied by his wife, another woman believed to be a nanny, and a four-year-old boy, his son, according to media reports. He said the family wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. All four were deported and went back to North Korea via Beijing.
- 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: LVA0016RCSKSL
- 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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