Who Planned the Assassination of Kim Jong-un's Half-Brother?

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The cholinesterase enzyme test on Kim Chol's remains, she said returned a result of 344 units per litre which was low in comparison to enzyme level for both the accused Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, were 6,781 and 7,163 units per litre, respectively. Malaysian police had said earlier that the four men had escaped on the day of the murder and returned to North Korea.

The prosecution phase of the trial is expected to last about two months, after which the judge will decide if there is a strong case for the women to have to mount their defence.

These range from how two women living precarious existences among Malaysia's army of migrant workers allegedly became involved in a high-profile assassination, to how a lethal nerve agent was deployed in an airport and killed Kim but harmed no one else.

South Korean and U.S. officials have said that Kim Jong Un's regime was behind the murder.

In that time, Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, grew increasingly desperate for help.

Prosecutors at Malaysia's High Court were seeking to establish the basic facts regarding Kim Jong Nam's death on February 13. The North Korean citizen died on the way to the Putrajaya Hospital.

The defendants, who face death by hanging if convicted, say they were duped into believing they were taking part in a prank for a reality TV show.

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The prosecution stated in its charge sheet the pair's actions showed "intent to kill the victim" by dousing his face and eyes with VX, a nerve agent that is banned by the United Nations.

Zulkarnain also said he mistakenly recorded Kim's nationality as South Korean, as he could not understand the acronym "DPR Korea" written on his passport-which stands for North Korea's official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

But Kim Jong-nam seemed to take little interest in the more brutal aspects of running a dictatorship and fell out of his father's favor when he was caught trying to enter Japan with a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001.

Four witnesses testified Monday: an airport information counter worker and a police officer who were among the first to interact with Kim after the attack, and a doctor and a nurse at the airport who treated him.

Dr Nik Mohd Adzrul Ariff Raja Azlan, 34, who was a doctor at the clinic, said he saw the substances inside the patient's mouth which had blocked his view to search for the trachea opening to perform the procedure (by which a tube is inserted through the mouth into the trachea).

"The charge must be clear", said Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng.

The low level of the enzyme "could be caused by poison such as pesticide or nerve agent", she said, explaining that a poison such as VX will inhibit the enzyme level, cause heart and lung problems and symptoms such as profuse sweating and vomiting. Kim said he had been attacked by a woman from behind.

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