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The prosecution team requested that the case be transferred to a higher court and the women be jointly tried for murder. The suspects stand accused of assassinating Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 by smearing his face with VX, a toxic nerve agent that the United Nations classifies as a weapon of mass destruction.
North Korea's weapons program is perhaps the most closely held state secret in one of the world's most suspicious nations. S., South Korean and Japanese officials earlier assessed that the North fired an intermediate-range missile into waters near Japan.
The two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un arrived at a heavily guarded courthouse in the Sepang district on Thursday morning wearing bullet-proof vests.
It was the second court appearance for the suspects, Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, and Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, but not the last one as the hearing was postponed until late May.
North Korea has previously launched satellites in what critics said were disguised tests of its long-range missile technology.
A test-launch of an ICBM, however, would be a major step in developing nuclear-armed missiles that could reach anywhere in the United States. Independence Day holiday, days after the first face-to-face meeting of the leaders of South Korea and the United States, and ahead of a global summit of the world's richest economies.Three other persons initially of interest, including a North Korean diplomat, were subsequently released.