Who Planned the Assassination of Kim Jong-un's Half-Brother?


Site Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are charged with murder using banned VX nerve agent.

The women told the court that they thought they were taking part in a television prank show that used hidden cameras.

The murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

"We are fairly confident that at the end of trial, they will probably be acquitted", Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, a lawyer for Huong, said.

Mr Kim died in February at Kuala Lumpur's airport in a mysterious case that has gripped the world.

On July 28, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin fixed 23 days for trial till Nov 30.

Nik who is the fourth prosecution witness in the trial said he then administered one ampule of atropine and adrenaline each to Jong-Nam in an effort to ensure that his heart was pumping more blood.

Airport clinic Dr. Nik Mohd Adzrul Ariff Raja Azlan gave a detailed account of Kim's rapid decline. However, the prosecution accused the two women along with four North Koreans to be equally guilty.

Malaysia secured its citizens' release in return for Kim's body and safe passage home for the North Korean citizens sought in relation to the murder.

Kim Jong Nam was on his way to Macau on his last day of his life.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) in Pyongyang on Fe.

Kim Jong-nam was reportedly the target of previous assassination attempts and had written to his brother in 2012 to plead for mercy, South Korean officials said.

"When I saw him, his hands were clutching his head".

The doctor said after intubation, the patient's blood pressure improved to a reading of 108/70, his pulse up to 90 to 100 beats per minute, and the oxygen saturation level to 94%. Political analysts have said the decision to let the North Korean suspects go was a political deal meant to end a standoff and free the Malaysians who were trapped in the north.

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (L) and Indonesian Siti Aishah are seen in this combination picture from undated handouts released by the Royal Malaysia Police to Reuters on February 19, 2017.

Police have also named four North Koreans as suspects in the case and an Interpol red notice, an worldwide alert just short of an arrest warrant, has been issued for the four, who remain at large.

Chemical pathologist Dr Norashikin Othman said VX nerve agent may not be the only reason why there is a low amount of enzyme in a person's blood. Kim said he had been attacked by a woman from behind.