Tariq Ramadan to remain in jail after medical appeal fails

The 55-year-old was arrested on February 2 following rape allegations Keystone

The Swiss-born Islamic scholar, who is on a leave of absence from Oxford University following rape allegations, has had his appeal against detention on medical grounds rejected. 

This content was published on February 22, 2018 - 19:20

Ramadan will remain in prison following the decision by the Paris Court of Appeal on Thursday, according to the press agency AFP. The investigating chamber had appointed a medical expert, who found Ramadan’s state of health compatible with his detention. The 55-year-old Swiss theologian, who was arrested on February 2, claims he suffers from multiple sclerosis and neuropathy. He refused to appear at the closed hearing. 

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Ramadan was being held in detention near Paris amid an investigation into rape allegations against him, when he was taken to hospital on February 17.

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