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Video of fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam shown at trial

Video of fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam shown at trial

October 12th, 2017 in International News

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she leaves after the court hearing at the Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Security videos were presented at the murder trial Wednesday showing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader being attacked at a Malaysian airport and the two suspects hurrying away afterward. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A security camera video showing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader being attacked at a Malaysian airport and the two suspects hurrying away afterward was presented at their murder trial on Wednesday.

The video shows Kim Jong Nam arriving at the departure hall at the Kuala Lumpur international airport on Feb. 13 and moving to a check-in area. A woman identified in court as Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong approaches Kim and clasps both hands on his face from behind before fleeing.

The second suspect, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, can't be seen during the alleged attack but police officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz testified he identified her as a person seen running away in a different direction.

Wan Azirul told the court Huong's manner was "aggressive" and she didn't apologize to Kim, like she did to another person she approached at the airport two days earlier. A video of that encounter, which was described as a practice session for smearing Kim's face with VX nerve agent, was also shown to the court.

The women are seen in other videos hurrying to separate restrooms, holding their hands away from their bodies as if to avoid contact. Wan Azirul testified that their hands were in normal positions after they left the restrooms.

He said there were restrooms on the floor where the attack took place, but the women went to restrooms one floor down.