Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.
The prominent TV pundit and Oxford University professor, whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, was detained by a French court in February over charges that he raped two Muslim women in France.
A third alleged victim has come forward since then.
In February, a French court dismissed a bid by the 55-year-old Ramadan to be released from detention on health grounds, after his lawyers argued his multiple sclerosis (MS) and nerve damage could not be adequately treated behind bars.
Now, sources told AFP, medics agree that Ramadan has been suffering since 2006 from MS, a disabling disease of the central nervous system, but insist that “if he remains in detention he will continue to receive access to health care,” including four physiotherapy sessions per week.
Ramadan denies the rape charges against him and has been held in a prison near Paris since February 2.
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