Kim Jong-un: Two women suspected of murdering North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam appear in court

Kim Jong-un: Two women suspected of murdering North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam appear in Malaysian court

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam by exposing him to a deadly neurotoxin

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Two women have appeared in court in Malaysia charged with the murder of Kim Jong-un's half-brother. 

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are charged with having killed Kim Jong-nam, who died after he was exposed to a fatal neurotoxin at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 

The two women are suspected to have rubbed his face with the agent - thought to be a highly lethal version of sarin gas - before he boarded a flight to Macau

The defence for the two women - who arrived at the court with an armoured escort and dressed in bulletproof clothing - has blasted the restricted access placed around the case, and the lack of "material documents" handed to them. 

The pair deny the charges they face, saying they were duped into believing they were taking part in a hidden camera-style TV programme. 

The North Korean leader's half-brother had been living in exile at the time of his death.

Due to his heavily critical stance of Kim Jong-un, accusations of assassination have been leveled at Pyongyang by South Korea. 

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