Rape-accused Islamic scholar Ramadan to remain in detention

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Tariq Ramadan, the prominent 55-year-old Islamic scholar and preacher and a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, who is the subject of a judicial investigation into two seperate accusations of rape, was ordered to return to preventive detention in a French jail after being hospitalised for treatment of complications from multiple sclerosis.

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A French court on Thursday dismissed a bid by Tariq Ramadan, the prominent Islamic scholar detained on rape charges, to be released on health grounds, legal sources said, reports FRANCE 24.