Two years after the assassination of the half-brother of the North Korean ruler, a Vietnamese woman has been convicted. The court did not see the murder charge proven.
In the case of the deadly poison attack on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the only remaining defendant has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
The court in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, found the 30-year-old Vietnamese guilty of deliberate assault and gun ownership. The prosecution dropped the accusation of murder – this could have led to the death penalty.
The Vietnamese woman was charged with killing the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in February 2017 with a now released Indonesian woman at Kuala Lumpur airport with a neurotoxin. Both women stated that they did not know what they were doing.
Supposedly, they thought they were going to put baby oil on a stranger’s face for a TV show in the style of the Hidden Camera. It is believed that North Korea’s intelligence service is behind the assassination.
“That’s a fair verdict,” the woman said after the verdict. Her lawyer was also relieved. He assumes that she will be released at the beginning of May because of good leadership.