Kim Jong-un brother's murder trial begins as suspects plead not guilty

The two women 'pawns' facing death penalty over assassination of Kim Jong-un's brother

The two women 'pawns' facing death penalty over assassination of Kim Jong-un's brother

Kim died about 20 minutes in agony after the VX was rubbed on his face.

Aisyah and Huong have told diplomats from their countries that they believed they were participating in a reality television show prank when they assaulted Kim Jong Nam.

Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a nerve agent as he waited for a flight. But after North Korea barred Malaysian diplomats and their families from leaving its territory, Malaysia relented.

If found guilty the two could face the death penalty under Section 302 of Malaysia's penal code.

The hearing before Justice Azmi Ariffin continues Monday afternoon.

Earlier, airport clinic doctor Nik Mohamad Adzrul Ariff Raja Azlan testified Kim suffered from sudden respiratory failure that caused his heart to eventually stop.

"His hands were trembling, I was wondering why".

"I saw him clutching his head and he was closing his eyes tightly".

Nik said Kim was unable to respond when he was asked what had happened.

He said Kim had extremely high blood pressure and rapid pulse and started to display seizure symptoms, with his jaw and teeth clenched and eyes rolling upward.

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Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, one of the lawyers representing Ms Huong, told The Telegraph he believed his client had been set up, and as a result was "not".

DPRK is an acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

He had been living overseas for years and at the time of his death was travelling on a North Korean diplomatic passport under the name "Kim Chol". He had, however, spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the reclusive, nuclear-armed nation.

Commenting on the ban, The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents president, KL Tan, said: "Few Malaysians are affected by the travel ban as trade between North Korea and Malaysia is minimal". The passport used Kim's pseudonym, Kim Chol.

Government lawyers are expected to take two months to present evidence.

The witness said this during cross-examination by lawyer Gooi Soon Seng on whether she agreed a low enzyme level could be due to taking female hormones. The two say they thought they were part of a TV prank.

A hazmat team conducts checks inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 terminal at Sepang, Malaysia, on February 26.

"Their actions showed both the accused had the intention to cause death through acute nerve agent poisoning, as proven by pathologists", said prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad.

According to the prosecution, the assassination was practiced several times in Kuala Lumpur's shopping malls with the aid of four other North Korean citizens, who are treated as suspects in the case and were caught on video footage observing the murder from a distance. Four left Malaysia immediately after the killing, and three others were allowed to leave the country in March after questioning by investigators.

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