Two Women Charged With Murder In Death Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

Two women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the 46-year-old estranged half-brother of North Korea's dictator, were charged with murder on Wednesday. "We don't know for sure if he turned down the university place because of the warning but it now looks as if that decision may have kept him alive for now".

Mohamed said Ri will be deported because he does not have valid travel documents."He will be deported tomorrow", he said. "North Korea can say what they like, but the facts remain". Some 10 years later he worked for a research centre in Kolkata, India, until 2011.

Police detained Huong 48 hours after the murder in the same airport terminal where Kim Jong-nam was killed.

The four - Ri Ji-hyon, 33, Hong Song-hac, 34, O Jong-gil, 55 and Ri Jae-nam - are still being hunted by police for reportedly orchestrating the attack on Jong-nam.

A hazardous materials crew examines an area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Feb. 26, 2017.

Malaysian police say two women approached Kim at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13 and rubbed VX nerve agent, which is banned by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, on his face.

The delegation included Ri Tong Il, a former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, who told reporters outside the North Korean embassy that the diplomats were in Malaysia to retrieve the body and seek the release of a North Korean arrested in the case.

Jong-nam, who was travelling under the nom de guerre, "Kim Chol", died on the way to the Putrajaya Hospital.

Vietnamese murder suspect Doan Thi Huong, second from right, is escorted by police officers out of court on Wednesday.

An attempt was made to break into the morgue where Mr Kim's body is being kept.

He maintained North Korea would "use everything" at its disposal to defend itself, but said Pyongyang was aware it could never hold out against a world power like the U.S.in a military conflict.

"We don't want to make enemies, but if they have used Malaysia for their own agenda, they should not accuse Malaysia and tarnish our image on the global stage", Mr Zahid said.

The text describes the North's leader as "a devil who killed his own brother".

"The North Koreans might not necessarily be behind this plot".

Ri, the North Korean spokesman, said that if VX was indeed used it should be sent to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The women, who landed in Malaysia within two days of each other, claim that they had been asked to play a prank for a reality TV show; Ms Siti said she had been paid the equivalent of $90 for the stunt.

  • Leroy Wright