Women Accused of Killing North Korean Leader’s Half Brother Plead Not Guilty

Shah Alam, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two women accused of killing North Korean leader’s half brother (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

Indonesia’s ambassador to Malaysia says his country is standing by its citizen who is accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader in an airport assassination.

Ambassador Rusdi Kirana spoke to reporters as the trial of Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam began Monday.

Kirana said: “We can’t comment on the suspect, but what we can do is as the ambassador of Indonesia we have to support our citizen. Regarding the law in Malaysia, we have to respect and let the court process how it should be.”

He said Indonesian officials will be monitoring the trial, including specialists in the field of poison.

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10:25 a.m.

The judge in the trail of two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader has called for a short break as he weighs defense requests that four other people listed on the charge sheet be identified.

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