A man claiming to be the son of murdered Kim Jong-Nam has said in a video posted online that he is lying low with his mother and sister after the killing. The footage was posted by the Cheollima Civil Defense group, which said the governments of the Netherlands, China, the US and a fourth unnamed country provided emergency humanitarian assistance to protect the family. The man, identified by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service as Kim Han-Sol, shows a North Korean passport to the camera in the video and thanks an unnamed person or group for their support.
I’m currently with my mother and my sister… we hope this gets better soon.
Mr Kim, 21, is the son of Kim Jong-Nam’s second wife, who had been living in the Chinese territory of Macau under Beijing’s protection after the family went into exile several years ago. Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 13 February after two women wiped VX nerve agent on his face. The Cheollima Civil Defense group said it has responded to an emergency request by Mr Kim’s family for “extraction and protection”.