A man who claimed he was tortured into a fake confession over a 2014 bombing has pleaded with the Pope to save him from Death Row.
Mohammed Ramadhan confessed to the attack in Bahrain that killed a police officer.
He was sentenced to death despite an investigation in Bahrain finding medical evidence matching allegations of torture by police.
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And now he is appealing to the Pope to help save him ahead of his three-day visit to the country today.
He was also jailed alongside Husain Moosa, who is asking for help, too.
According to the Guardian, Hasan Mushaima, the 74-year-old former leader of Bahrain’s opposition, is serving a life sentence for his role in leading the 2011 pro-democracy movement, has written a letter to the Pope on everyone's behalf.
It states: “The ruler’s claims of pluralism, diversity of opinions, tolerance and love are disproven by evidence and events which have played out over the years. It would also be disproven by a thorough visit to Bahrain’s prisons, which are filled with innocent people who pay the price for their demands of minimum rights.”
And the families of the two men added: “Our family members remain behind bars and at risk of execution despite the clear injustice of their convictions.
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“Many of them were targeted because they took part in pro-democracy protests during the Arab spring.”
Despite the letter going public earlier this week, Pope Francis has failed to comment on it so far.
He will be in the country attending the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence.
He will celebrate a public mass at the Bahrain national stadium on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of the trip, he tweeted: “Tomorrow I leave for an apostolic journey to the kingdom of Bahrain, a journey under the banner of dialogue. I will participate in a forum focusing on the inescapable need for the east and west to come closer together for the good of human coexistence.”
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