Ramadan, head of the Islamic Institute for Ethical Training in France, is being held for rapes allegedly committed in 2009 and 2012.
He has also denied allegations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls in the 1980s and 1990s published in the Swiss media, denouncing them as “a campaign of lies launched by my adversaries”.Of note, one of the women who says Ramadan raped her “… also revealed that Ramadan had a small scar on his groin that would not have been noticed except in the case of close contact.”
The prominent Muslim scholar and Oxford professor of Islamic studies Tariq Ramadan has been charged with rape, following claims by two women that he assaulted them in French hotel rooms..
Ramadan, who was arrested by French police on Wednesday, was charged on Friday with connected charges of rape and rape of a vulnerable person in 2009 and 2012.
After two days of questioning by investigators, the 55-year-old professor was brought before three magistrates, in a move which suggests he is facing an extensive investigation, judicial sources said.
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France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.