Kim Jongnam murder suspects appear in court wearing bulletproof vests as lawyer says he fears 'trial by ambush'

NNA – Two women charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam wore bulletproof vests as they appeared in court for the second time.
Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese national, and Siti Aishah, from Jakarta in Indonesia, face the death penalty if convicted of killing the half brother of Kim Jong-un.
Mother-of-one Aishah, 25, and Huong, 28, were arrested days after the North Korea leader`s sibling was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur`s main airport.
Police believe the women smeared VX nerve agent, a chemical on a UN list of weapons of mass destruction, on Kim Jong-nam`s face.
At Thursday`s hearing, the case was postponed until May.
US and South Korean officials believe Kim Jong-nam was the victim of an assassination orchestrated by North Korea.
Aishah and Huong have told diplomats who visited them in custody that they were merely unwitting pawns.
The women face hanging if they are found guilty of the murder, which was caught on airport security cameras on February 13.
The two suspects were brought separately to the heavily guarded Sepang courthouse, about an hour`s drive from capital Kuala Lumpur.
Lawyers for the two women say Malaysian police still have not provided them with security camera footage and documents crucial to the defence. —Mirror
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