North Korea

Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean

A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader said Friday he has doubts about the chemists' report that showed the banned VX nerve agent was used, as he examined evidence in preparation for a trial set for October.

High Court Judge Azmi Ariffin set an Oct. 2 trial date for Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who are accused of smearing Kim Jong Nam's face with VX at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13. He died about 20 minutes later.

The women, who face a possible death penalty if convicted, say they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera TV...

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