Media: suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, a citizen of the DPRK was an expert in chemistry
TOKYO, February 19. /Offset. TASS Cyril Agafonov. Detained Friday on suspicion of involvement in the death of Kim Jong-Nam, a 47-year-old citizen of Korea Lee Chung-Chul was probably an expert in the field of chemistry. This was reported by the newspaper The Star.
According to him, in 2000, the specified person graduated in Korea University, where he studied including medicine. 10 years later, he participated in some studies in Calcutta, which continued until 2011. He then returned to Pyongyang, and then received the offer of employment from a Malaysian company working in the field of information technology.
As notes the edition, the consequence does not hurry to make conclusions that the detainee could participate in the creation of the poison, which, presumably, was poisoned the eldest brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. Currently he is being interrogated to ascertain the whereabouts of three more men, whom the media called organisers of the assassination.
Law enforcement agencies on 14 February confirmed the death of Kim Jong-Nam, who felt ill at the airport of Kuala Lumpur and died on the way to the hospital. According to police, he appealed for help from the ground personnel with complaints of severe dizziness, telling that unknown splashed him in the face with some liquid, and then disappeared; according to another version, an unknown woman brought it to his face soaked in some substance over the cloth. South Korean media reported the attack using the poisoned needles. None of the dubbed versions have not yet received official confirmation.
The case has already arrested four persons, including a citizen of Indonesia and Vietnam, considered the alleged perpetrators of the criminal plan, a close acquaintance of one of them, and Li Chong Chol, which Malaysian media called one of the alleged organizers of the assassination. Currently, the police continues searching for three more men — possible organizers of the assassination.
Kim Jong-Nam is the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, born of a famous North Korean actress song Hye-rim. For a time he was considered the most likely successor to his father at the head of the DPRK, however, fell into disgrace after trying to enter Japan on a fake passport in may 2001 and since then lived abroad, in particular in the Chinese enclave of Macau.