Woman Who Killed Kim Jong-Un's Brother Explains How She Did It
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The woman who killed Kim Jong-un's half brother has explained how she did it.
It was an assassination that gripped the world as Kim Jong-nam was killed in an airport in broad daylight.
Now, one of the women imprisoned for the murder of Kim Jong-nam spoke out in a National Geographic documentary and claims she was tricked into the assassination.
It was 13 February 2017 at Kuala Lumpur international airport in Malaysia when Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam were given an assignment.
If you're thinking that mission is an assassination - you'd be wrong, sort of.
The women had been groomed for months by a man, who called himself 'James' claiming to be a TV producer.
As Siti explains: "The first time I met 'James' I thought he was a really nice guy and he asked me if I wanted to be in a film shoot."
He then convinced Siti that the shoot would be part of a comedy show, where people go up to unsuspecting strangers and shove baby oil or cream in their face.
She thought she would be 'pranking people' and this is what James had her and Doan do in the months leading up to the assassination.
So, the women had few questions when, on that fateful day in February, they were asked to throw baby oil at a man in an airport because they did 'lots of these pranks' so this one 'didn't feel any different.'
That is, until it was too late, because instead of baby oil, the unsuspecting women would actually be chucking a nerve agent in the face of the man in the airport: Kim Jong-nam.
Not only were the women tricked into assassinating the man, they spent time in prison awaiting trial for the crime.
The charges against Siti were ultimately dropped before she went to court. Doan Thi Huong was also released from prison after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of causing injury.
Bravely, Siti has spoken out in a series of interviews that are part of the North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator documentary.
As the series synopsis states, the documentary 'examines the turbulent rule and a complex psychology of Kim Jong Un and follows the last three turbulent years inside the Hermit Kingdom as its young and unpredictable leader tries to turn around his country's fortunes'.
And it's an excellent watch.
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