2 women charged with murder for Kim Jong-nam’s death

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SEPANG, Malaysia, March 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Two female suspects, one from Indonesia and the other a Vietnamese, were indicted on Wednesday for murdering a man from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), said a local court in Malaysia.

Siti Aisyah, the Indonesian girl, and Doan Thi Huong the Vietnamese were charged with intentionally killing Kim Jong-nam — the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader — at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13, said the indictment statement.

The two have committed an offence punishable under Section 302 and Section 34 of the Penal Code. Section 302 revolves around murder charges while Section 34 means that a collective criminal act will be liable for an act done by him or her alone, said the statement.

If convicted, the death penalty will be applied, according to the statement.

According to the police, the two suspects swabbed a lethal liquid, identified later as the chemical weapon VX nerve agent, on the face of Kim Jong-nam in the attack, prompting him to seek help from airport medical staff and later died en route to the hospital. The two suspects said they were duped into shooting a reality TV show, a claim rejected by the police.

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