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Kim Jong-nam murder trial: Accused arrive at High Court ahead of crucial ruling

The two accused charged with the murder of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam arrived at  the Shah Alam High Court at 8.


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Updated: August 16, 2018

20am Thursday amid tight security.

The High Court will decide today whether Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong should be freed or defend themselves.

They were charged with the murder of Jong-nam, 45, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, using the deadly nerve agent VX, last year.

If the decision of High Court Judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin is in favour of the prosecution that there is a prima facie case against the duo, they will be called to enter their defence and if otherwise, the two women will be acquitted.

Siti Aisyah, 26, and Doan, 29, were charged with four others still at large over the murder at the KLIA2 departure hall at 9am on Feb 13.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

A total of 34 prosecution witnesses testified during the seven-month trial, and involved 236 exhibits.

Related stories:

Jong-nam murder trial: Defence counsel claims no common intention proven

Jong-nam murder: Accused to know on Aug 16 if their defence will be called

DPP: Kim Chol killers were trained agents



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