More suspects in Kim killing

World | 13 Oct 2017

Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half- brother of North Korea's leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court yesterday.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong were charged in March along with four unnamed others for the murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Feb 13.

The four unnamed suspects were only identified as Mr. Chang, Mr. Y, James, and Hanamori also known as "Grandpa" or "Uncle," investigating police officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz told the court, citing criminal probe findings.

Wan Azirul identified Mr. Y as a man seen in a video recording played in court. The man, wearing a black cap and carrying a black backpack, was seen in the video walking into the airport with a woman who resembled Huong.

Huong and Siti Aisyah are accused of killing Kim by smearing his face with liquid VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations.

REUTERS

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