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Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder Faces More Rape Accusations

Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder Faces More Rape Accusations

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 - 08:15
Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in Bordeaux in 2016. Mehdi Fedouach, AFP
Paris - Asharq Al-Awsat

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with raping two women in 2015 and 2016 besides two others he was already facing accusations over, his lawyer told Agence France Presse this week.


Ramadan, who is the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, denied the charges. He was a professor at Oxford University until he was compelled to resign over the charges.


The 57-year-old Ramadan appeared before investigating magistrates in Paris, as charges were added relating to two other women who were identified by investigators from photos found on his computer.


“There is a desire to pursue Tariq Ramadan at all costs and against the evidence,” his lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny told AFP.


“This case is becoming grotesque.”


Ramadan’s case became public end of Oct. 2017 when feminist activist Henda Ayari and ‘Christelle’ filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of rape in 2009 and 2012.


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