Trial in the Murder of Kim Jong-Nam

Sep 29, 2017

Two women will go on trial next week for the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two women are accused of “rubbing toxic VX nerve agent in his face” while he was waiting for a plane at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. Within 20 minutes of the attack, Kim Jong-Nam died. VX nerve agent attacks the central nervous system of the body. It is considered to be a weapon of mass destruction. But if it was VX Nerve agent, why weren’t the two women who did the attack affected by the VX? There were no serious injuries for first responders or other people in the airport. The two women say they believed they were taking part in a “prank for a reality TV show.” Defense attorneys believe that the real culprits behind the murder left the country. South Korea believes that North Korea’s leader is behind the murder of his brother. Kim Jong-Nam “had voiced criticism of the regime after falling from grace and going to live in exile overseas.” Malaysia and North Korea both expelled “each other’s ambassadors” immediately after the murder. Tensions eased after Malaysia returned Kim’s body” to North Korea.