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Two Women Accused of Killing Brother of North Korean Leader Leave Court

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7Dnews London

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:47 GMT

A Malaysian judge on Thursday (August 16th) ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would continue, and asked them to enter their defence.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, were seen leaving the court in Shah Alam on Thursday just before 1:30 pm (0530 GMT), after the judge's decision was made.

They face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong-nam by smearing his face with VX, a nerve agent banned by the United Nations, at a Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13th last year.

Judge Azmi Ariffin accepted the prosecution's case that the women, in common intention with four individuals still at large, had caused the death of Kim Jong-nam.

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