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, ...

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 ...

Medical report shows Tariq Ramadan’s health compatible with his continued detention

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Muslim academic and rape-accused Tariq Ramadan will remain in custody following the emergence of new details related to the charges against him, according to Agence France-Presse.A medical report ordered by the court on Monday to examine his appeal against his detention found that Ramadan's state of health was compatible with his continued detention.Ramadan has been indicted with rape on February 2 and has since been imprisoned at the Fleury-Mérogis prison, south of Paris.His lawyers have ...

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 ...

Is this clinching proof of rape? Tariq Ramadan’s team tries to sow doubts

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Lawyers of Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan are fighting to save their client from prosecution over criminal rape and assault charges by two women. Their legal modus operandi seems to be to sow doubts about the testimony of the women, especially the woman given the pseudonym of ‘Christelle’ and whose identity is protected. The judge of liberty and detention (JLD), however, was not convinced to release Ramadan on Tuesday (February 6), according to Le Monde. The scholar, who is an ...

Graphic testimony in Paris court by Tariq Ramadan’s second victim

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Three judges are tasked with the complex case investigation of the charges against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan after his indictment on Friday when he was charged with rape. Ramadan, who while in police custody was confronted by one of the women who he is alleged to have sexually attacked and physically tortured and humiliated, had asked his defense to discuss with the judge the possibility of relieving him from pre-trial detention, which the prosecution had asked for. This judicial decision ...

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 ...

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan detained in Paris

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan has been detained in Paris, on Wednesday, reported AFP. A complaint was filed in France against the Islamist philosopher and theologian Tariq Ramadan, October 2017, for rape and sexual assault, following accusations of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. This complaint was filed with the public prosecutor's office in Rouen, north-west of France for "criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment, threats", ...

French woman accusing Tariq Ramadan of rape placed under police protection

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Henda Ayari, the first woman who came forward against Swiss Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan on rape allegations, has been was placed under police protection after receiving death threats and insults, her lawyer said on Wednesday.According to the lawyer, the former Salafist-turned-secular feminist has been harassed for nearly a month via messages on Facebook and Twitter, her answering machine, and by people who come ringing at her home.“This is not trivial, these facts are punishable by ...

Oxford University puts Tariq Ramadan on leave amid rape, sex abuse scandals

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Islamist academic Tariq Ramadan took a leave of absence on Tuesday from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct allegations, the British institution said. “By mutual agreement, and with immediate effect, Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence from the University of Oxford,” it said in a statement. Ramadan's duties will be reassigned and he will not be present on campus, the university said. The Swiss-born professor has denied two allegations of rape ...

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