Two women who say they were tricked into killing the half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will go on trial, after a judge said evidence suggested they knew what they were doing.
BBC recalls that Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Thuong are accused of smearing the toxic nerve agent VX on Kim Jong-nam’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport last year. But they deny murder, saying they were told they taking part in a TV prank.
They could face the death penalty if convicted.
Four North Korean men also charged over the murder are still at large.
Mr Kim, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-un, had been waiting to board a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Macau on 13 February last year when two women approached him in the departure area.
CCTV footage shows one woman placing her hands over his face before she and the other woman leave the scene.
Mr Kim is then seen seeking medical help – he told staff a chemical had been sprayed on him.
He died on the way to the hospital from what was later found to have been an exposure to the VX, one of the most toxic of all known chemical agents.