Swiss court acquits Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan on charges of rape, sexual coercion

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Swiss academic and Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been acquitted of charges of rape and sexual coercion against a woman, under a Geneva court ruling announced on Wednesday.

The charge made by the unnamed Swiss woman, a convert to Islam, related to an alleged incident in a Geneva hotel in 2008.

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Ramadan had denied the charges.

Ramadan, 60, is a grandson of Hasan al-Banna, athinker and activist who founded the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

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