Malaysia: Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25 and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28 who are on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, by smearing his face with VX, a chemical nerve agent, at Kuala Lumpur’s budget international terminal on 13 Feb 2017. The suspects were escorted to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, as the defence lawyers requested the visit after video recordings of the women on airport closed-circuit television were screened in court.
Over 100 police officers and dozens of journalists, were surrounded on the scene to retrace the events that unfolded before, during and after Kim Jong Nam’s death.
Both women were seen meeting with two men, before the attack. According to police, the men had applied liquid on the women’s hands, and were among four suspects charged together with the women for the murder.
Prosecutors say Siti Aisyah and Huong conspired with four others who are still at large to kill Kim Jong Nam.
The women pleaded not guilty stating that they were not aware that they were handling poison and that they thought they had been involved in a prank for a reality TV show.
Kim Jong Nam, has been criticising his family regarding the dynastic rule of North Korea, while he was living in exile in Macau. According to South Korean lawmaking sources his brother had ordered his execution.