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Malaysian officers freed in killing

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An appeals court ordered two police officers freed Friday after overturning their murder convictions in the killing of a Mongolian woman who had an affair with the prime minister’s friend.

The verdict revived claims of a political conspiracy surrounding the case that the opposition has repeatedly sought to link to Prime Minister Najib Razak. However, the allegations are unlikely to have any immediate impact on the government, which has not been directly implicated in the killing.

The officers were the only suspects found guilty of shooting Altantuya Shaariibuu and blowing up her body with military explosives in 2006.

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