Kim Jong Nam murder trial: Malaysia rejects call to recover Vietnamese lady – Channel NewsAsia

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SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: A Vietnamese lady indicted of assassinating Kim Jong Nam, a half-brother of North Korea’s leader, will continue hearing after Malaysian prosecutors deserted a ask from Vietnam to giveaway her on Thursday (Mar 14).

“In anxiety to a illustration submitted on Mar 11 to a satisfactory attorney-general, we got an sequence to ensue with a case,” lead prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad told a High Court in Shah Alam, outward Kuala Lumpur.

The Vietnamese supervision had done a call after Doan Thi Huong’s co-accused, an Indonesian lady by a name of Siti Aisyah, was expelled on Monday.

Huong and Aisyah were charged with murdering Kim by staining his face with VX poison, a criminialized chemical weapon, during Kuala Lumpur airfield in Feb 2017.

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Wearing a bulletproof vest and a red headscarf, Huong arrived during a Malaysian probity where she has been on hearing for a year and a half over a assassination.

She sobbed in a wharf as a news was announced, and tearfully told reporters: “I am not indignant that Siti has been freed. Only God knows that we did not dedicate a murder.

“I wish my family to urge for me,” she added. 

Vietnamese national, Doan Thi Huong (2nd R)is escorted by Malaysian military during a Shah Alam High Court, outward Kuala Lumpur, on Mar 14, 2019 to mount hearing for her purported purpose in a assassination of Kim Jong Nam AFP/MOHD RASFAN

Judge Azmi Ariffin pronounced on Thursday that Huong was not “physically and mentally” good adequate to continue with a trial and shelved record until Apr 1.

Vietnamese envoy to Malaysia, Le Quy Quynh, told AFP during a court: “I’m really unhappy that a probity did not giveaway Doan.

“We will ask Malaysia to be satisfactory and to recover her as shortly as possible.”

On Monday, a murder assign was suddenly cold opposite Aisyah, who flew behind to Jakarta to a jubilant welcome.

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Lawyers for Huong – who could face genocide by unresolved if convicted – afterwards asked a Malaysian supervision to repel a murder assign opposite her.

The women have always denied murder. They contend they were duped by North Korean spies into carrying out a Cold War-style murdering regulating a rarely poisonous haughtiness agent, and believed it was a antic for a existence TV show.

Their lawyers presented them as scapegoats and pronounced a genuine killers were 4 North Koreans. The group were suspected of being a masterminds behind a tract though fled Malaysia shortly after a assassination.

The hearing began in Oct 2017 though there had been no hearings given Aug final year when a charge finished presenting a case.

Proceedings were scheduled to resume Monday with Huong, 30, testifying – though a astonishing recover of Aisyah led to a hearing being adjourned.

Indonesia mounted a tactful debate to giveaway Aisyah, with a country’s probity apportion essay to Malaysia’s attorney-general seeking for her release.

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Since Aisyah’s release, Vietnam has stepped adult vigour – a country’s probity minster has also created to a Malaysian supervision seeking Huong’s recover and a Vietnamese unfamiliar apportion has pulpy his Malaysian reflection on a issue.


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