Two women charged with Kim Jong Nam's murder

Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong, 28, was clad in a bulletproof vest as she was escorted out of a Malaysian court complex yesterday, where she and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, were charged with the murder of Mr Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North
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Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong, 28, was clad in a bulletproof vest as she was escorted out of a Malaysian court complex yesterday, where she and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, were charged with the murder of Mr Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader. The authorities threw a big security cordon around the Sepang court, not far from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, where Mr Kim was killed on Feb 13. Some 200 police officers were there, including special forces and officers armed with automatic weapons. The duo are accused of killing Mr Kim with four others who have fled Malaysia and are at large. Neither woman was asked to enter a plea. Huong's lawyer S. Selvam Shamugam said she told the court: "I am not guilty."

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