Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank: Lawyer

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jun 2018 11:28:38




THE assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said today, insisting it was a “carefully planned and executed” murder using a UN-banned poison. Prosecutors dismissed the defence case that the two women defendants were recruited to take part in what they thought were prank TV shows but were instead tricked into becoming inadvertent assassins, in an elaborate plot by a group of North Korean agents.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam 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.