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    The ombudsman in Bahrain, which is funded by money allocated by the United Kingdom, failed to investigate claims of torture in the case of a man who was sentenced to death, media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The police watchdog failed to investigate claims that Mohammed Ramadan was tortured in order to extract a confession, The Guardian newspaper reported.

    Ramadan, who was arrested in 2014, was later convicted of participating in a bomb attack and sentenced to death after his confession. Ramadan's family called on the UK authorities to investigate the torture allegations.

    Bahrain's ombudsman receives 2.1 million pounds [$3 million at current exchange rates] from London annually to improve the criminal justice system in the country.

    On February 4, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning Ramadan's detention, torture and capital sentence.

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