*Third woman accuses grand son of Muslim Brotherhood founder Tariq Ramadan
of rape*

AFP | *Published — *Wednesday 7 March 2018

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PARIS: A third woman has accused Tariq Ramadan, the grand son of the Muslim
Brotherhood’s founder of rape, a month after he was indicted over similar
charges and remanded into custody, judicial sources told AFP on Wednesday.
The French Muslim woman, who wants to remain anonymous and uses the
pseudonym “Marie,” claims to have suffered multiple rapes in France,
Brussels and London between 2013 and 2014.
She has accused Ramadan, 55, of subjecting her to violent and sexually
degrading acts during a dozen meetings, often in hotels at the sidelines of
“Marie tried in vain to escape the influence of Mr. Ramadan who did not
stop threatening her,” according to a judicial source, discussing the
period between February 2013 and June 2014.
Ramadan, a scholar, and Oxford University professor whose grandfather
founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, was detained on February 2
over charges he raped two Muslim women in France, which he denies.
French authorities ordered Ramadan to be placed in custody after he was
charged, judging him a flight risk.
His lawyers unsuccessfully proposed handing over his Swiss passport, bail
of 50,000 euros ($62,000) and daily check-ins at a police station to secure
his release.
A professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford, Ramadan has been on
leave since November after the allegations emerged.
One of European Islam’s best known figures, he has dismissed the
accusations against him as a smear campaign by his enemies and his lawyers
argue there are inconsistencies in the women’s accounts.

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