Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan’s flight itinerary surfaces, contradicting his alibi

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Organizers of a 2009 conference in Lyon, which has become an important sticking point in the rape charges against Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, have published evidence that could be damaging to his defense. A woman using the pseudonym Christelle has claimed that Ramadan had sexually assaulted her in a French hotel room while Ramadan was in Lyon to speak at the conference. Christelle reportedly told investigators that the attack happened “in the afternoon” of October 9, 2009, ...

Egyptian girl, 4, raped and murdered in case similar to Pakistan’s Zainab

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

In a similar fate to that of Pakistan girl Zainab Ansari, a four-year-old girl was recently raped and murdered in an Egyptian village in a case that has sparked outrage.The details surrounding the tragic case of Rodaina Abdou resembles much of what had happened to the Pakistani seven-year-old more than a month ago.Abdou from a village in the Menoufia governorate, northern Egypt, had been brutally raped and “slaughtered” by her rapist.Residents of the area said the father reported ...

Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan faces US charges as ‘Muslim victim comes forward’

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Rape-accused Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan could now face charges in the United States after American attorney Rabia Chaudry revealed this week that she had referred an alleged victim to a federal prosecutor. Ramadan is currently being held in a French prison since February 2 on charges that he raped two women in Paris and Lyon. Chaudry confirmed to Al Arabiya English that she had referred “a Muslim victim” to the prosecutor, but declined to comment on the matter further or explain ...

Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan’s lawyers request release, claim health reasons

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan's lawyers have claimed that the Swiss Islamist scholar was suffering from multiple sclerosis and have therefore requested his release under bail. But an appeals court in Paris which was examining his appeal against his detention on remand ordered an independent medical report on his health situation. The court refused as well to issue him a special visit permit, according to French outlets quoting his lawyers, outside what the law grants him with in regards to his ...

Pakistan court sentences Zainab’s killer to death on four counts

Saturday, 17 February 2018

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has found Imran Ali guilty in the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin, and have ruled on Saturday to sentence him to the death penalty on four counts, reported Dawn news. The four counts are: Kidnap, rape, murder and “commiting an act of terrorism.” Ali's arrest brought to light seven more killings and many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly executed. Ali is also facing several fines worth nearly 2 million rupees, about $31,000, for ...

Pakistan court indicts suspect in child Zainab murder case

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Pakistan court Monday charged a man with raping and murdering a young girl in a case that enraged the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, pleaded not guilty to the offences against six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the Punjab city of Kasur last month, said defense lawyer Mehr Shakeel Multani. “The police have levelled baseless and false allegations against my client,” Multani told AFP. The hearing was held in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison for ...

Tariq Ramadan jailed in Paris after being charged for rape

Friday, 2 February 2018

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was charged with rape on Friday and jailed in Paris after two days in police custody, a judicial source said, according to AFP. French authorities say Ramadan is being investigated for allegedly raping two women and could be held in long-term custody while the probe continues. According to an AP report, a judicial official said the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a formal inquiry on Friday based on complaints against Ramadan the women filed last ...

Rapper Nelly fires back against rape allegations with ‘money grab’ claims

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Rapper Nelly is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges he raped a fan on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle last year and sexually assaulted two fans in England.Nelly filed court papers Friday in King County Superior Court denying the allegations and seeking to have a Jan. 22 amended complaint against him dismissed.The complaint says Nelly raped a fan last October in his bedroom on the tour bus and sexually assaulted two women after performances in England in June 2016 and ...

Rape, murder suspect pictured walking in funeral of Pakistani girl Zainab

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Police in Pakistan said on Tuesday they had arrested a man suspected to be a serial killer responsible for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a case that ignited nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction. The man has been identified as Imran Ali, 24, of Kasur. Recent footage has emerged showing Imran at Ansari’s funeral, in which he pretended to join the march in protest against what happened to the little girl. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a ...

Fears of serial child killer in infamous Pakistan city

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The body of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen was dumped here in the city of Kasur -- one of a dozen such young victims in recent years. Her shocking death has sparked nationwide outrage and fears a serial murderer may be at work. Nusrat Bibi, Zainab's mother, said "They must have told my daughter that they would take her to me, they must have said something like this for her to follow them... Otherwise she was very wise and obedient and she knew [not to talk to strangers]." (MORE). ...

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