Jong Nam was going into seizure when I saw him, says doctor

The two women 'pawns' facing death penalty over assassination of Kim Jong-un's brother

On Feb. 13, two women walked up to the half brother of the tubby tyrant, Kim Jong-nam, in the airport at Kuala Lumpur and soaked him with deadly poison, the VX nerve agent.

Amidst tight security, Doan and Siti Aisyah arrived at the court complex at 8am, alighting from the police vehicle wearing bulletproof vests.

The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show.

The prosecution said the actions of the women, as well as the four other suspects, showed an "intent to kill the victim" by smearing Kim Jong-nam's face and eyes with the poison.

Jong-nam's death also placed Malaysia and North Korea in a bitter diplomatic battle, as the once allies, expelled the other's ambassador from their respective countries.

Huong's family, who followed the start of the trial from Vietnam, said they felt powerless to help her but insisted they still believed she was innocent.

Personalities north Korean with a party related to the case have fled to Malaysia immediately after the murder.

In all probability, Kim will be the one taking over the throne not just because he is Jong-un's son but the seven-year-old is apparently also being groomed to take over the regime once he is old enough, according to Express UK.

"The four individuals supervised the alleged act committed by both women who used the highly toxic chemical, classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations to kill Jong-Nam". He died en route to the hospital.

Earlier, both Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25 had pleaded not guilty when the charges were first read out to them by the court interpreter.

The two women are the only suspects in custody in a killing that South Korea's spy agency said was part of a five-year plot by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to kill a brother he reportedly never met. Police say four North Koreans suspected of involvement left the country on the day of the attack. But after North Korea barred Malaysian diplomats and their families from leaving its territory, Malaysia relented.

The two were charged along with four North Korean men under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty.

Muhamad Iskandar said in proving that the two accused were the ones who committed the murder, the prosecution would present direct, circumstantial, expert, scientific and documentary evidence. Four North Korean men who fled Malaysia shortly after the incident are believed to suspects.

The trial is expected to run until Nov 30 and the prosecution is expected to call up to 40 witnesses.

After the assassination sent diplomatic relations plummeting between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur, tensions only eased when Malaysia agreed to return Kim's body in March.

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