Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aishah are the two main suspects in the murder case of Kim Jong Nam. The two of them are 28 and 25-year-old respectively and had to wear bullet-proof vests on the day of their trial. Both of them pleaded not guilty for the death of the half-brother of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The communist head searched for culprits ever since his estranged relative died on February 13.
North Korean Government Might Be Involved in the Assassination of Kim Jung Nam
Kim Jong Nam was on his way to Macau on his last day of his life. Two women who were part of his group as escorts sprayed a VX nerve agent in Jong Nam’s face while they were at the klia2 terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The North Korean citizen died on the way to the Putrajaya Hospital.
On Monday, the murder case was opened in Malaysia with the two women charged with the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother. However, the trial doesn’t share the features of a common assassination attempt. Instead, officials might be on the verge of discovering the illegal machinations of an authoritarian state. The two women pleaded not guilty.
They explained that they were made to believe that the content of the spray was nothing but baby oil. North Korean agents told them that they were part of a prank for a hidden-camera reality show. The pair was also hoping to receive $100 for their willingness to aid the TV show. However, the payment was never fulfilled after their deed.
The Controversial Murder Case Will Further Examine the Doctor that Had Seen Kim Jong Nam before His Death
On Monday, the prosecutors accused the two women of criminal intent as they smeared Kim Jong Nam’s face and eyes with VX nerve agent. Kim Jong Nam was transported to a nearby clinic. He remained here for over an hour before heading to a hospital. He died before reaching the emergency ward. A post-mortem investigation confirmed that the substance proved fatal to him.
The trial will continue on Tuesday. The murder case will further examine Dr. Nik Mohd Adzrul. He was working at the time of the incident at klia2’s Klinik Menara where Kim Jong Nam was first transported.
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