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SINGAPORE, March 1. /Offset. TASS Yevgeny Solovyov/. A Malaysian court has charged two citizens of Vietnam and Indonesia in the murder at the airport of Kuala Lumpur Kim Jong-Nam, brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. This decision was made by the lower court of the city of Sepang.

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“They are charged under article 302 of the criminal code,” – said in a statement. In accordance with the laws of the country, the maximum penalty for the crime under this article – the death penalty through hanging. A sentence of capital punishment can only be made by the Supreme court of the Kingdom.

As have informed on Wednesday to journalists by the lawyer of the defendant from Indonesia, “court proceedings will start not earlier than in few months .”

Within days after the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the Malaysian police arrested 25-year-old citizen of Indonesia city Asia and 29-year-old citizen of Vietnam, Doan thi Huong. They claimed they did not know about participation in the assassination, and was preparing to take part in the draw of the unknown. However, police believe that the woman deliberately poisoned Kim Jong-Nam.

At the same time in this case are suspected of several others. In addition girls were detained citizen of Malaysia and citizen of North Korea, four North Korean citizens left Kuala Lumpur on the day of the incident and are already in Pyongyang. Law enforcement officers want to interview two officers of the Embassy of the DPRK in Malaysia and employee of the North Korean airline Air Koryo.