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Witness Reveals Names Of Unidentified Suspects In Jong-Nam Trial

Witness Reveals Names Of Unidentified Suspects In Jong-Nam Trial Witness Reveals Names Of Unidentified Suspects In Jong-Nam Trial
Orlondo Matamoros | Octubre 13, 2017, 04:46

In the first recording she was shown approaching a bystander from behind to wipe something on the person's face "in a soft manner", according to police official Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz.

A series of closed-circuit television (CCTV) videos were also played in court that showed both the accused women in contact with two unidentified men believed to have provided the deadly VX nerve agent that was used to kill Mr Kim Jong Nam. The lawyer said James had Aisyah go to malls, hotels and airports and rub oil or pepper sauce on strangers which he would film on his phone, and paid Aisyah between $100 and $200 for each prank.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13.

Airport surveillance video presented in court showed Doan walking in the airport with a man wearing a baseball cap, while Siti Aisyah was seen meeting separately with another man who also wore a cap at an airport café just before Kim was attacked at the crowded departure terminal.

Wan Azirul named the two other at-large suspects as James, who is suspected of recruiting Siti Aisyah, and Hanamori, nicknamed Grandpa-Uncle, suspected of giving orders to Mr Y.

Consistent movements of personnel and equipment were being detected in certain locations in the North, Yonhap news agency reported, suggesting that preparations for another weapons test might be under way.

Wan Azirul testified that Chang was also seen in the videos pouring liquid on Siti Aisyah's hands.

He told deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin that the second suspect, Doan Thi Huong, also mentioned the same names to identify the four individuals when quizzed by him. Those three were later allowed to fly home in exchange for nine Malaysians who were allowed to leave Pyongyang in a deal easing a diplomatic standoff that brought relations between the two countries to historic lows. Both women have pleaded not guilty to murder charges that carry mandatory death sentences if they are convicted.

The two defendants told police they were tricked into attacking Kim and thought they were merely playing a prank for a reality TV show.

The women's lawyers said the videos could be considered hearsay, as the investigating officer did not record them himself and was not present to witness the crime.