Trial dates fixed for Jong-nam's accused murderers

Doan-Thi-Huong_Siti-Aisyah_polis_600

Malaysia will begin on October 2 the trial of two women accused of the dramatic killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, the High Court said on Friday.

The trial for Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is set to begin from Oct 2 to 5 and will be heard be throughout October and November.

However, the woman, who can face the death penalty if convicted, claims that they were duped into believing they were taking part in a reality TV show and they were paid to commit the crime.

The two women are the only suspects in custody in a killing that South Korea's spy agency said was part of a five-year plot by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to kill a brother he reportedly never met.

"I am making a ruling that both the cases will be tried jointly", he told the packed courtroom.

Al-Qaeda Announces New Unit In Kashmir, Zakir Musa As The Leader
Burhan Wani's killing sparked violent protests in the Kashmir Valley and left almost 100 dead and thousands injured. Musa took over after Burhan Wani was killed by police forces in an encounter in July previous year .

The women appeared in court wearing traditional Malay dresses and smiled at their lawyers and embassy officials. They were back in court Friday for pretrial hearings.

Prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad said 30 to 40 witnesses would be called.

Jong-nam, who used the name Kim Chol on his passport, died en route to Putrajaya Hospital.

But, the tensions had finally eased after Malaysia agreed to the return of Kim body to Pyongyang. Under the terms of that agreement, 9 Malaysians prevented from leaving Pyongyang were freed and 3 North Koreans in Malaysia were allowed to go home. "We need our own experts to study this", he added.

Malaysian police have said four North Korean suspects fled the country the same day Kim Jong-nam was killed. The secretive state this month carried out its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Related News:

  • Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain

    Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain

    Arizona is one of 31 states that expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, and Republican Gov. They have nearly no margin for error making the presence of the 80-year-old McCain crucial if the vote is to succeed.
    JaVale McGee Re-Signs With Golden State Warriors

    JaVale McGee Re-Signs With Golden State Warriors

    ESPN's Ian Begley has reported that Antonius Cleveland has agreed to a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors . This signing would put the roster at 15 players, making this the last signing of the summer for the organization.
    Donald Trump announces barring of transgender people from U.S.  military

    Donald Trump announces barring of transgender people from U.S. military

    He went on to say he based his decision on medical costs and the disruption . We showed people those tweets from the President this morning and it reads .
  • Porsche set to leave WEC, LMP1

    Porsche set to leave WEC, LMP1

    The potential announcement would come one day after Porsche's board met to vote on whether it would abandon the LMP1 category. Porsche's storied run in the World Endurance Championship may be sprinting toward its ultimate demise.

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) stock price of $28.50

    This change led market cap to move at $4.27B, putting the price -40.12% below the 52-week high and 3.95% above the 52-week low. Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.as $3.01 Million in the Current Quarter.

    Which Analysts Are Watching Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET)?

    Illinois-based Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc (NASDAQ:WHLR). CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average.
  • Republican plan for quick Obamacare repeal fails in Senate

    Republican plan for quick Obamacare repeal fails in Senate

    John McCain has delivered an impassioned speech pleading for Republicans and Democrats to work together. Conservatives increasingly appear to be pinning their hopes to option C: so-called " skinny repeal ".
    Leerink Swann Downgrades Rating On Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)

    Leerink Swann Downgrades Rating On Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)

    Foster & Motley Inc, which manages about $913.18 million and $522.55 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab U.S. Private Advisor Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC). 787 are owned by Pension Service.
    European Union  threatens Poland with sanctions over judiciary powers overhaul

    European Union threatens Poland with sanctions over judiciary powers overhaul

    Duda did, however, sign into law a bill giving the justice minister power to name the heads of all lower courts, in what critics see as a blow to the country's system of checks and balances.
  • Close Brothers Group PLC (CBG.L)

    Close Brothers Group PLC (CBG.L)

    The total volume of shares exchanged through this period comes to with the daily average traded share volume around 54,731. In a report made public on Wednesday, 26 July, Deutsche reaffirmed their Buy rating on shares of AV.
    Odell Beckham Jr seeking to become highest-paid player in NFL

    Odell Beckham Jr seeking to become highest-paid player in NFL

    Beckham is about to enter the fourth year of his rookie deal and will net roughly $1.8 million in the upcoming season. Beckham could top that with his next contract. "But we certainly don't want to see him playing in another uniform".
    Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM

    Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM

    Inada's short term as defense minister tested her reputation as a hawkish figure in Japanese politics. The main opposition Democratic Party, however, has failed to capitalise on Abe's troubles.


Most liked

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations by a mile
Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $920 target. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Why Amazon .com, Inc". Even as it churns out money to support these efforts, AWS's growth rate has been declining gradually for the last two years.

News: Woodley didn't want to wait, always interested in Maia fight | UFC
And finally, UFC president Dana White has once again dismissed talk of re-booking Michael Bisping vs. Even though he's 1-3 in his last 4 bouts? If defeats David Branch in September?

The Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Rating Reiterated by Morgan Stanley
First Republic Investment Inc holds 13,502 shares. 24,785 were reported by First Mercantile Trust. (NYSE:HVT) for 226,675 shares. After $-0.22 actual EPS reported by HubSpot Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 68.18% negative EPS growth.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 3.4% in the first quarter. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $15.28 price target, but the stock is already up 26.22% from its recent lows.

Indian benchmark indices end flat on Thursday despite reaching record intraday highs
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 2,047 crore in the year-ago period, HCL Technologies said in a BSE filing today. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.5 percent to 21,711.01, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.2 percent to 6,422.75.

Drinking Wine For Diabetes Prevention: Moderate Alcohol Consumption Manages Blood Sugar
Hazards of developing diabetes and its association with alcohol consumption were calculated using statistical tools and software. People who had the lowest risk for diabetes were those who drank alcohol at moderate-and slightly more than moderate-levels.

FG suspends crude oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin after deadly attacks
University Hospital, Maiduguri (UMTH), a member of the medical staff, said: "at this moment We have 19 dead bodies of civilians". There has been no serious suggestion that Boko Haram is motivated by a desire to control oil in northeast Nigeria.

USA moves step closer to new Russian Federation sanctions
Some Trump administration officials objected to a provision that would allow Congress the power to veto the president if Mr. The Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that the threat of more sanctions damages both Russian and US interests.

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Truck History
Ford sold 1.3 million Model TTs before replacing the truck with the more capable 1.5-ton chassis Model AA in 1928. Over the years, their trucks have also become less utilitarian in design, and are now a lifestyle symbol.

Tyler Saladino in the White Sox' lineup against the Cubs
Schwarber was hitting just.168 on July 6, but that batting average has crept its way up to.191 with Thursday's three-hit showing. Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino is in the starting lineup for Thursday's home game against the Chicago Cubs .

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person
When Jeff Bezos was a kid, he spent his summers castrating cows on his grandparent's ranch and working the grill at McDoland's. The last person to surpass Gates on Forbes' world's richest ranking was Spanish retail giant Amancio Ortega .

Senators prepare bill to block Donald Trump from firing special counsel
Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation . That role has been given to John Dowd, a veteran Washington defense lawyer who joined the team in June.

White Sox trade Dan Jennings to Rays for minor-leaguer Casey Gillaspie
It's still pitching and I've always taken pride in taking the ball whenever, in any situation. Jennings was 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 48 appearances for the White Sox this season.

Animal Shelter fined; director steps down
All will have their shots and be spayed or neutered before heading to their new home included in the adoption fee. They came to the Jacksonville Animal Shelter because they heard there are plenty of pooches here.