Tariq Ramadan faces fourth claim of rape

The alleged incident took place in 2013, when Tariq Ramadan was visiting Washington. (Reuters)
Updated 09 March 2018
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Tariq Ramadan faces fourth claim of rape

LONDON: A fourth woman has filed a rape complaint against prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan. The complaint was filed in Washington D.C. Ramadan has been held since last month on preliminary rape charges in France following allegations by three women.
The French newspaper Liberation said the latest complaint was filed with Washington police in mid-February.
Rabia Chaudry, a US lawyer, said: “I have today reported to the federal prosecutor the case of a fourth victim of Ramadan.”
Chaudry said the allegation “is not part of an international plot to get Ramadan.”
The alleged incident took place in August 2013, when Ramadan was visiting Washington.
Ramadan’s lawyers declined to comment.


Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Updated 17 February 2019
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Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

  • Netanyahu made an off-hand comment last week during a conference in Warsaw that “Poles cooperated with the Nazis”

WARSAW: A Polish government official says Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend a meeting in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior during the Holocaust.
Michal Dworczyk, who heads Morawiecki’s chancellery, announced the change of plans on Sunday.
Netanyahu made an off-hand comment last week during a Middle East conference in Warsaw that “Poles cooperated with the Nazis” — wording suggesting some Poles during the German occupation of Poland participated in killing Jews.
He was initially quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying “the Poles,” which could be taken as blaming the entire Polish nation.
Both Netanyahu’s office and the newspaper say he was misquoted in an editing error, but the Polish government said it was not satisfied.