Kim Jong-nam murder suspects taken back to KLIA2 crime scene during trial

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who are on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, are escorted as they revisit the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia October 24, 2017.
Reuters

The two female suspects in the Kim Jong-nam murder trial were brought back to the crime scene at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on the ninth day of trial.

They were reportedly wearing bullet-proof vests while being escorted by 20 heavily-armed policemen at around 8.30am on Tuesday (Oct 24).

A report on The Star said that Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, were led to the departure terminal self check-in kiosks and the Bibik Heritage restaurant, where Siti Aisyah was seen meeting an unidentified man on the day of the attack.

They were also led to the toilets, and a clinic where Kim had reportedly sought medical treatment after being attacked.

Reuters reported that Huong appeared unwell midway through the site visit, while Siti Aisyah was seen crying. Both women were then provided wheelchairs.

The two women are on trial for allegedly killing Kim with a nerve agent on Feb 13 this year.

Forensic and experts have said that nerve agent VX had been found on Siti Aisyah and Huong’s clothes. But defence lawyers have argued that the women did not know that they were handling poison and thought instead that they had been involved in a TV prank.