Malaysia: Kim Jong-nam murder suspects leave court as trial date set for Oct 2

High Court judge Justice Azmi Ariffin set the date for the start of Kim Jong-nam's murder trial for October 2 at a court in Sepang, Friday in the presence of the two accused. Ariffin said that Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29 pleas will be heard on the first day of the trial. The two women will be tried jointly on grounds that the offence took place at the same time... Еще and place. Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the prosecution plan to call up to 40 witnesses to testify, 10 of whom will be experts. The trial will run for 23 days. According to their lawyers Aisyah and Thi Huong will plead not guilty. The women stand accused of killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing VX nerve agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13. They maintain they were duped and thought they were playing a prank. They will face the mandatory death penalty if convicted.

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