Vietnam Asks Malaysia to Free Woman Accused of Poisoning Kim Jong Nam


FILE - Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Nov. 7, 2018.
FILE – Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Nov. 7, 2018.
Vietnam called on Malaysia on Tuesday to free a Vietnamese woman accused in the 2017 murder of the North Korean leader’s half brother, a day after a Malaysian court dropped a similar charge against an Indonesian woman.

Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Binh, in a telephone call to his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah, asked Malaysia to “ensure a fair trial and free Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong,” the government said in a statement. Continue reading “Vietnam Asks Malaysia to Free Woman Accused of Poisoning Kim Jong Nam”

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Chaotic scenes at re-enactment of Kim Jong-nam killing

Guardian

Suspects Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong pushed around Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport in wheelchairs

Kim Jong-nam: women accused of murder tour airport where he was killed – video

Two women accused of killing the North Korean leader’s half-brother made a chaotic three-hour tour of the Malaysian airport where the alleged crime took place. Continue reading “Chaotic scenes at re-enactment of Kim Jong-nam killing”

Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder

Al Jazeera

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

Two women were charged on Wednesday with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after his assassination by a liquid chemical weapon at a Malaysian airport.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, were surrounded by a heavy police presence as they were charged in a Kuala Lumpur court over the February 13 killing.

Siti, wearing a red T-shirt, was brought in first to hear the murder charge read out before being taken away. Huong, also dressed casually, then heard the charge in Vietnamese.

The handcuffed women wearing body armour were both told they faced the death penalty if found guilty. Continue reading “Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder”

Keen singer to police cell – Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder

Reuters, Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

By Matthew Tostevin

The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader’s half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties.

Four days before Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Malaysian airport, she appears to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt emblazoned with the acronym “LOL”, similar to the one on the fleeing suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

Doan Thi Huong worked at an entertainment outlet, according to Malaysian police, who have arrested her over the murder of Kim Jong Nam. Continue reading “Keen singer to police cell – Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder”