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KUALA LUMPUR Two girls – an Indonesian and a Vietnamese – can be charged with homicide on Wednesday over their alleged involvement within the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s chief at Kuala Lumpur’s important airport, Malaysia’s lawyer basic mentioned.
Police have mentioned that the ladies smeared VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. checklist of weapons of mass destruction, on Kim Jong Nam’s face in an assault recorded on airport safety cameras on Feb. 13.
U.S. and South Korean officers consider Kim Jong Nam was the sufferer of an assassination orchestrated by North Korea. He had criticized the regime of his household and his half-brother Kim Jong Un previously and had been dwelling in exile, underneath Beijing’s safety, within the Chinese language territory of Macau.
Whereas Malaysian police arrested Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese, and Indonesian Siti Aishah within the days after the assault, they’re additionally holding one North Korean man and have recognized seven different North Koreans needed in reference to the sensational case.
Lawyer basic Mohamed Apandi Ali mentioned the North Korean in custody won’t be charged but. His remand interval ends on Friday.
The safety digicam footage, which has been launched within the media, confirmed two girls assaulting Kim Jong Nam within the departure corridor of Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport, and the sufferer stumbling right into a medical clinic. He died inside 20 minutes of the assault.
Each girls have advised diplomats from their nations that that they had been paid to participate in what they believed was a prank for a actuality TV present.
The lawyer basic mentioned the ladies can be formally charged on Wednesday underneath part 302 of the penal code, which carries the dying penalty.
“I can verify that,” he advised Information in a textual content message.
(Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore)