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French police take Tariq Ramadan into custody following rape accusations, says legal source

Prominent Islamic Studies academic Tariq Ramadan was taken into custody by French police following rape accusations, a judicial source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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French police take Tariq Ramadan into custody following rape accusations, says legal source

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French police opened a preliminary investigation into two allegations of rape against Islamic Studies scholar Tariq Ramadan, Reuters reported.

Ramadan, a professor at University of Oxford and prominent figure in the Middle East, took a leave of absence in November after two women, including French author Henda Ayari, filed complaints in France.

Ayari said in a Twitter post that she hoped her complaint would bring justice to other women who suffered aggression like she did.

Ramadan has denied the allegations and filed a complaint for slander against Ayari.

According to his official website, Ramadan is a scholar, president of think thank European Muslim Network in Brussels, and director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha.