Toxicologist says North Korea leader’s half-brother was carrying vials containing atropine, an antidote for poisons such as VX and insecticides.

Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea’s leader, had a dozen vials of antidote for lethal nerve agent VX in his sling bag on the day he was poisoned, a Malaysian court has heard.

Two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, from Vietnam, are charged with conspiring with four North Korean fugitives in the murder, making use of banned chemical weapon VX at the Kuala Lumpur international airport on 13 February. Continue reading.