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>> The two women accused of killing Kim Jong-un's half-brother left court on Thursday without a verdict. A Malaysian judge has ruled that the trial will continue and has ordered them to enter their defense but he also says there wasn't enough evidence to prove that it was a political assassination.
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The two women Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong will face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong-nam. He was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport last February after his face was smeared with VX, a nerve agent banned by the UN. Reuters' Rozanna Latiff was at the court.
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>> Now during the trial both of the women claimed that they had been playing a prank for a reality TV show and did not know they were poisoning Kim. However, the judge in this case said he was not persuaded by that argument, saying that he though the attack on Kim Jong-nam did not resemble a prank.
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He said pranks was supposed to be funny, even for the target, but the airport security footage showed that no one appeared to be laughing, and that there was no camera crews seen.>> It was a point of frustration for the woman's lawyers.>> I don't know why they go and do the definition of what Is a prank or what is not a prank.
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>> Gooi Soon Seng says the evidence against his client is quote, flimsy and circumstantial, because it only relied on security footage and traces of VX on her. Defense lawyers are arguing that the killing was politically motivated, with many key suspects linked to the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and that the women were simply pawns.
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>> Unfortunately we are not able to appeal on this judgment, on this ruling at this stage, because this ruling is what we call a not a final ruling or an interim judgment.>> The women will take the stand between November and February next year.