Middle East studies in the News
Muslim Scholar Ramadan to Remain in Custody in France
by Emmanuel Jarry and Michel Rose
A French judge decided on Tuesday to keep Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in custody pending a possible trial for allegations of rape, a source with the prosecutor's office said.
Ramadan, who denies the allegations, was notified on Friday that he would be the target of a full investigation and had been in detention since.
After a debate between his lawyers, prosecutors and magistrates, judges decided not to release him, taking the inquiry a step further.
Under French law, investigating magistrates can still decide not to hold a trial, depending on the evidence. Temporary custody is usually reserved for cases where the accused might be a flight risk.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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