Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – 4 suspects charged with two girls accused of killing the estranged half of-brother of North Korea’s leader have been recognized for the primary time in a Malaysian court docket on Thursday. 

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong have been charged in March together with 4 unnamed others for the murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Feb Thirteen. 

The Four unnamed suspects were only identified as Mr. Chang, Mr. Y, James, and Hanamori sometimes called “Grandpa” or “Uncle”, investigating police officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz told the court, citing legal investigation findings.

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

Huong and Siti Aisyah are accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam through smearing his face with liquid VX, a chemical poison banned through the United International Locations.

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong who’s on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged 1/2-brother of North Korea’s leader, is escorted as she arrives on the Department of Chemistry in Petaling Jaya, close to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

“Based On my investigation, Mr. Y was once the one who applied a liquid on the second accused,” Wan Azirul stated, regarding Huong. 

In The Meantime, Mr. Chang was once seen meeting with Siti Aisyah at a cafe at the airport’s 1/3-level departure hall in a separate video screened in courtroom, Wan Azirul stated. 

Hanamori had given directions to Mr. Y, whereas James had “recruited” Siti Aisyah, Wan Azirul mentioned, without elaborating. 

He didn’t say whether or not the 4 suspects had been North Koreans or whether they were the identical Four individuals who Malaysian police mentioned left Kuala Lumpur for Pyongyang on the day of the killing. 

Malaysia has issued an Interpol crimson discover, the closest instrument to a global arrest warrant, on the Four who left, identified as North Koreans Ri Ji Hyon, Hong Tune Hac, O Jong Gil, and Ri Jae Nam.   

The trial will resume after a planned talk over with to the airport on Oct. 24.

Reporting by means of Rozanna Latiff; Modifying by way of Michael Perry

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