Kim Jong-nam Assassination: Suspects Charged With Murder

Sahash Khanal - Author

Mar. 1 2017, Updated 6:38 p.m. ET

Two women have been charged with murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A Vitenamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, and an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah, were declared guilty by a Malaysian court.

Tests showed that Kim Jong-nam was killed using an extremely toxic nerve agent known as VX. One drop of the chemical on a person’s skin can kill them in minutes. Since Kim Jong-nam’s passing, Malaysia’s health minister has shared the results of the autopsy report, calling the toxin used as something that causes extreme paralysis. The United Nations has classified VX as a weapon of mass destruction.

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