In the process to have the deadly poison-attack against the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is the only remaining defendant was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

The 30-year-old Vietnamese woman was found by a court in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Monday of the intentional infliction of bodily harm is guilty. Previously, the prosecution had established the charges of murder dropped. So the woman comes after more than two years of detention, probably in the next month.

The Vietnamese woman had killed the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-Nam (45), in February 2017, together with a now released Indonesian in the airport of Kuala Lumpur. Both women claim that they knew what they were doing. Supposedly, they thought that they should press for a TV joke in the style of “Hidden camera” a strange man baby oil in the face. In fact, it was poison to the nerves. It is suspected that North Korea’s intelligence service was behind the assassination.

Thus, the process was one of the most sensational political assassinations of recent years, quite unspectacular. In the case of a conviction for murder, the two women would not have been a death sentence. In Malaysia, this is in such cases, the only possible punishment. In March, the justice let the co-accused Indonesian at the request of the Indonesian government, however, completely surprising. This was justified with an overriding interest in good relations between the two States.

Kim Jong-Nam was the eldest son of longtime ruler Kim Jong-Il (1941-2011) from a previous marriage. For a time he was considered the first candidate for the succession, but dropped out of favor. The last few years he lived outside of North Korea. Some experts suggest that he was for a fall of his half-brother, ready. The case had also impacted the relations between Malaysia and North Korea are massive. In the meantime, you have normalized again to a large extent.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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