New rape accusation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan

A Swiss woman has made a new accusation of rape against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is in detention after being charged with rape in France.

A Swiss woman has asked her country’s legal system to act against Ramadan, a well-known figure in France who was suspended as a professor of contemporary Islamic studies by Britain’s Oxford University in November.

The 55-year-old, a Swiss-Egyptian citizen who is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brothers movement, was charged with rape in Paris in February, following accusations by two women.

He denies the charges.