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Sheridan freed a year after NoW perjury conviction

Former MSP's lawyer says public speaking ban may feature in release conditions.

Convicted former MSP Tommy Sheridan is due to be freed from prison today, after serving just over a year of his three-year sentence for lying under oath.

The 47-year-old was jailed on January 26 last year for committing perjury during his successful defamation action against the News of the World in 2006.

He was awarded £200,000 in damages after winning the civil case, but a jury at the High Court in Glasgow found him guilty of lying about the now-defunct tabloid's claims that he was an adulterer who visited a swingers' club.

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