01:33 GMT19 April 2021
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    Alex Salmond, a former First Minister for Scotland, was accused of 13 sexual assault charges last year but was cleared by a jury in Edinburgh.

    Sputnik is live from Edinburgh, Scotland, where First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is presenting evidence to a Holyrood committee in the Alex Salmond case.

    Salmond resigned from the Scottish National Party in August 2018 in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct. He denied any wrongdoing. In 2019 he was  charged with 14 counts of sexual and indecent assault. Appearing in court on 21 November, he pleaded "not guilty", with the trial starting on 9 March 2020. On 23 March 2020, Salmond was cleared of all charges.

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