BBC Sport - Fifa candidate Sheikh Salman hits out at 'nasty lies'

Torture claims are nasty lies - Salman

BBC Sport's Richard Conway speaks to Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, who hits out at "nasty lies" over his time as Bahrain Football Association head.

He has been accused by Bahraini human rights groups of complicity in the detention and torture of footballers and other athletes. Scores of people were killed in 2011 when Bahraini security forces put down mass Shia-led protests calling for reforms.

Human rights groups say Sheikh Salman helped identify players involved in the protests and failed to protect them from abuses.

Applications to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body had to be submitted by 23:00 GMT on Monday.

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