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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother(AP)

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 11:41 AM IST
Doan Thi Huong, 30, was charged along with an Indonesian woman of poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.
Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son in the current generation of North Korea’s ruling family. He had been living abroad for years but could have been seen as a threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s rule(AP)
Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son in the current generation of North Korea’s ruling family. He had been living abroad for years but could have been seen as a threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s rule(AP)

Indonesian woman freed after murder charge dropped in Kim Jong Nam killing

Shah Alam | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The High Court judge discharged Siti Aisyah without an acquittal after prosecutors said they wanted to withdraw the charge. They did not give a reason.
Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam (pictured) by smearing the toxic nerve agent VX on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport last year in a Cold War-style hit that shocked the world.(AP/File Photo)
Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam (pictured) by smearing the toxic nerve agent VX on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport last year in a Cold War-style hit that shocked the world.(AP/File Photo)

Kim Jong Nam assassination not a prank, accused girls knew what they were doing: Prosecutors

Press Trust of India, Shah Alam (Malaysia) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Malaysian prosecutors dismissed the defence case that the two accused women were recruited to take part in what they thought were prank TV shows but instead tricked into becoming assassins, in a plot by North Korean agents to kill Kim Jong Un’s estranged brother Kim Jong Nam.
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, on March 20, 2018.(AP Photo)
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, on March 20, 2018.(AP Photo)

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect thought smearing face was prank: Lawyer

Associated Press, Shah Alam | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Doan Thi Huong and co-defendant Siti Aisyah from Indonesia were charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on February 13 last year.
In this file photo taken on February 11, 2017, Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in China.(Kyodo/via REUTERS)
In this file photo taken on February 11, 2017, Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in China.(Kyodo/via REUTERS)

US says North Korea killed Kim Jong Un’s half brother with VX chemical, slaps sanctions

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson determined North Korea had “used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals,” the department said in the Federal Register.
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