SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the 2 ladies on trial for the homicide of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s chief have been seen on airport safety movies with two males believed to have offered the VX nerve agent used to kill him.
Video footage introduced in courtroom confirmed Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong strolling within the airport with a person sporting a baseball cap. Individually, Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah was seen assembly with one other man additionally sporting a cap at an airport cafe simply earlier than the assault was carried out in a crowded departure terminal of the Kuala Lumpur airport the morning of Feb. thirteen.
The faces of the lads can’t be seen clearly.
Chief investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz recognized the lads as solely Mr. Y and Mr. Chang.
He testified the 2 males have been believed to have smeared VX on the ladies’s arms earlier than the pair smeared the oily substance on Kim Jong Nam’s face.
Wan Azirul stated the 2 males are amongst 4 individuals at giant whom prosecutors accuse of getting the widespread intention with the 2 ladies to homicide Kim.
He named the 2 different at-giant suspects as James, the suspected recruiter of Aisyah, and Hanamori, who’s nicknamed grandpa or uncle and who’s suspected of giving instructions to Mr. Y.
No additional particulars about these 4 suspects have been disclosed in open courtroom, although police have beforehand stated at the very least seven North Koreans who’ve left Malaysia are suspected of involvement.
Huong and Aisyah are the one two suspects detained within the brazen assassination of Kim, an outcast from North Korea’s ruling household who lived overseas in digital exile for years. Each ladies have pleaded not responsible to homicide costs that carry obligatory dying sentences if they’re convicted.
Their protection legal professionals have stated Huong and Aisyah have been duped by suspected North Korean brokers into believing they have been enjoying a innocent prank for a TV present. Prosecutors nevertheless, contend the ladies knew they have been dealing with poison.
Safety movies introduced on the trial Wednesday confirmed the ladies hurrying off to separate washrooms after the alleged assault on Kim, with their palms held away from their our bodies as if to
keep away from contact. Specialists have testified that VX could be safely eliminated by cautious hand-washing inside quarter-hour of publicity.
Aisyah’s lawyer, Gooi Quickly Seng, has advised reporters beforehand that she was recruited in early January by a North Korean man recognized simply as James to star in what he stated have been…