Tariq Ramadan set to face new trial, this time in Switzerland

A Swiss woman has accused that Ramadan raped her in a Geneva hotel in 2008. (AFP)

A court in Geneva hearing the Tariq Ramadan case has explained that the “threshold necessary to justify opening a criminal investigation is present and this has been the case since the beginning of the procedure,” a report in the Le Point has said.

The investigators, following a complaint filed on April 13 by a Swiss woman, gathered evidence for the prosecutor’s office to place Tariq Ramadan under custody.

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After two rape complaints filed in France – and the one charge of sexual assault in the United States – a Swiss woman aged 44 years at the time of the incident accused that Ramadan raped her in a Geneva hotel in 2008.

The woman had converted to Islam in her youth. A hearing is scheduled to be held in Paris in October.

On the other hand, Myriam Ramadan, the eldest daughter of Tariq Ramadan, would also be in the crosshairs of Swiss justice.

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In early August, she partially revealed in a tweet the identity of the complainant, which constitutes an offense under Swiss law.

Prosecutors are conducting enquiries in complete secrecy so that the accusers do not suffer the same fate as the three women who filed a complaint against Tariq Ramadan in France and who have since been insulted and received death threats.

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