Suspects in North Korean death are trained killers - prosecutor

2018-06-28 14:10
Indonesian Siti Aisyah, centre, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam High Court, Malaysia. (Voon Chong, AP)

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, centre, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam High Court, Malaysia. (Voon Chong, AP)

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Prosecutors say two Southeast Asian women on trial for killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader are trained assassins who used "criminal force" to rub the toxic VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face.

Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the Malaysian court the women's claim they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden camera show was an "ingenious attempt" to cover up their sinister plot.

Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, who face the death penalty if convicted, have pleaded not guilty to killing Kim in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2017. Prosecutors say they colluded with North Korean suspects who fled the country on the day of the killing.

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