Friday, July 28, 2017

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: Malaysia sets Oct.2 for trial of female suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing

Malaysia will begin the trial of two female suspects accused of the dramatic murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the 2nd of October, according to the High Court.

Appearing at the Shah Alam High Court near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, are charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13 by smearing his face with VX, a chemical the United Nations describes as a weapon of mass destruction. If convicted, both will face the death penalty.

Defence lawyers have warned previously that they feared “trial by ambush”, with police not sharing evidence. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the prosecution had given a further 33 documents and CCTV recordings to the defence, and would call between 30 and 40 witnesses, depending on the progress of the trial.

Source: Reuters

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