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Malaysia's VX Incident: Six Months Later

| Aug. 03, 2017

"Last Friday, the Malaysian High Court set an October 2 trial date for two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, an estranged half-brother of the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, at Kuala Lumpur international airport on February 13 of this year. Arrested on March 1, Indonesian national Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing Kim Jong-nam's face with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. The suspects are expected to plead not guilty, as they claim to have been duped into believing that they were playing a harmless prank for a reality TV show. If convicted, they could face the death penalty...."

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For Academic Citation: Kim, Lami.“Malaysia's VX Incident: Six Months Later.” Stimson Center, August 3, 2017.

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