The accused in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam refused to accept the blame

Two women accused of killing half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN – Kim Jong-Nam, refused to plead guilty. About this newspaper The Straits Times.

Vietnamese, Toan thi Huong and the Indonesian city Aisia made a statement at the beginning of the hearing of their case, which was opened in court in the capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 2 October. They are accused that they smeared the skin of the victim the poison is neuro-toxic agent VX, resulting in a Korean died after 20 minutes. The defendants argue that they were deceived — they believed that they were participating in a reality show, specializing in sweepstakes.

It is expected that the trial will be called a total of 153 witnesses. If the defendants are found guilty of murder they can be sentenced to death.

The murder took place on 13 February at the airport of Kuala Lumpur. The victim was a citizen of North Korea with passport in the name of Kim Chol. At the same time, according to the Malaysian police, it was Kim Jong-Nam, brother of Kim Jong-UN. The leather men had traces of the banned by international chemical weapons Convention poison VX.

Four citizens of the DPRK suspected of involvement in the attack, immediately after the murder left Malaysia.

South Korea and the United States accused of conspiring to murder North Korea. Pyongyang denies this and claims that the prosecution is instigated by the enemies of the Republic plot to undermine the investment policy.