Kim Jong-nam murder: ‘Enough evidence’ for women to move on trial

Doan Thi Huong (C) of Vietnam, who was detained in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, is escorted by Malaysian police officers Image copyright EPA Symbol caption Doan Thi Huong, one in all the 2 girls, arrived in courtroom earlier on Thursday

A Malaysian court docket has dominated that the proof against two women accused of murdering the part-brother of North Korea’s leader is robust enough for the case to head to trial.

Kim Jong-nam died at Kuala Lumpur’s airport closing 12 months after the poisonous VX nerve agent was rubbed on his face.

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong pleaded now not in charge – they are saying they concept they had been collaborating in a TELEVISION prank show.

They could face the loss of life penalty if convicted of murder.

Defence legal professionals had earlier been assured that the case towards their shoppers could be dropped, saying it was once clear that they had no motive to kill Mr Kim.

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-nam (pictured in 2001) was late North Korean chief Kim Jong-il’s oldest son

Four men – believed to be North Koreans who left Malaysia on the day of the homicide – have additionally been charged within the case, however haven’t been found.

Kim Jong-nam used to be in large part estranged from his circle of relatives, after being bypassed for inheriting the management in favour of his more youthful half-brother, Kim Jong-un. He spent such a lot of his time in a foreign country in Macau, mainland China and Singapore.

He had spoken out in the prior towards his circle of relatives’s dynastic control of North Korea and in a 2012 book used to be quoted as saying he believed his half-brother lacked leadership qualities.

North Korea has denied any involvement in the killing.

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