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Kim Jong Nam's Last Moments: Sweating Profusely

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Kim Jong Nam (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E, File)

By    |   Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017 01:37 PM

In Kim Jong Nam's last moments, he was sweating profusely before going into seizure after he was allegedly poisoned with a VX nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February where he would later die, a doctor told a court during the murder trial of the North Korean exile, CNN reported.

Prosecutors charge the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was attacked by two women — Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese native Doan Thi Huong, 29 — at the airport.

The accused appeared to rub their hands in Kim's face, according to security cameras, before he became ill. The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, have pleaded not guilty in the case.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/defense-disputes-nerve-agent-used-to-kill-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1C816N

"I saw him clutching his head and he was closing his eyes tightly and his face was very red and he was sweating profusely," Nik Mohd Azrul Ariff Raja Azlan, the first doctor to treat Kim, told the Malaysian court Monday, per CNN.

Aisyah and Huong claim they were just part of a television prank and that they were tricked by North Korean agents, BBC News reported. The North Korean government has denied involvement in Kim's death.

Court prosecutors charged four men, believed to be North Koreans who fled Malaysia on the day of Kim's death, in the case as well.

Kim, 45, entered into a state of shock after his seizure and was being transported to Putrajaya Hospital when he died.

"As he was a large patient, we needed many staff to carry him together to the procedure room," Nik Mohd Azrul told the court, CNN reported. "A few of us carried him together and managed to take him inside the room but unable to lift him on the bed because of his size."

According to Reuters, attorneys for the suspects claimed Tuesday that low enzyme levels in his blood may have been caused by liver disease or hormone pills rather than a lethal nerve agent.

The post mortem report, however, showed VX was detected on swabs of Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, and in his blood, plasma, and urine, Reuters reported.

The trial is expected to continue Wednesday.

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In Kim Jong Nam's last moments, he was sweating profusely before going into seizure after he was allegedly poisoned with a VX nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February where he would later die, a doctor told a court during the murder trial of the North Korean exile.
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