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.
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.
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.
Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jakarta.
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.
Only a small amount of nerve agent – but more than enough to kill him – was found on the face of the North Korean leader's half-brother after he died in agony following an airport attack, a court heard Tuesday.
The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother moved Monday to a high-security Malaysian laboratory to view clothing worn by the defendants and contaminated by a nerve agent.
Traces of a nerve agent used to murder the half-brother of North Korea's leader were found on the clothes of two women on trial for assassinating him, a chemist testified Thursday.
At the turbine hall at North Korea's Wonsan Number 5 hydropower station, a placard mounted on a wall proclaims: "Prosperous and Powerful Nation". But when it comes to electricity the North is anything but.
Two women go on trial Monday accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader, in an audacious assassination in Malaysia that stunned the world and sparked a diplomatic crisis.