Doan Thi Huong

The murder that gripped the world

A balding man with a backpack slung over his right shoulder walks across a crowded airport concourse, stopping to look up at the departure board to find his flight to Macau.As he stands in front of an automatic check in machine, he is grabbed from behind and something is put over his face. The incident lasts just over two seconds.The blurry CCTV footage from airport cameras makes it impossible to see exactly what is happening.

4 May 2019

No justice for Kim Jong Nam?

The spectacular assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother – smeared in the face with a banned nerve agent – made headlines around the world but two years later its organisers have escaped accountability, analysts say.Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge Monday against the Vietnamese woman who was the only remaining suspect in the 2017 killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's international airport.Doan Thi Huong is expected to walk free next month after she ad

2 April 2019

Viet woman in Kim assassination to be released

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and will walk free in May, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.Doan Thi Huong smiled and said "I'm happy" after prosecutors presented the new charge in a Malaysian court, where she has been on trial since 2017 for the murder of Kim Jong Nam with a nerve agent in a Cold War-style hit.Huong's new sentence is three years and four months i

1 April 2019

Vietnamese woman’s murder trial to continue

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release on Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.Doan Thi Huong broke down in tears as a prosecutor announced the attorney-general had rejected a request to free her and her trial would continue.

15 March 2019

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport amid chaos

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited the Malaysian airport where he was poisoned under heavy police guard on Tuesday, with the exhausted suspects pushed around in wheelchairs and one bursting into tears.Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, wearing bulletproof vests and in handcuffs, were brought to Kuala Lumpur International Airport as part of court proceedings along with the judge, defence lawyers and prosecutors.About 200 poli

24 October 2017