rape case

Rape probe against French interior minister Darmanin 'set to be dropped'

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The investigating judge has closed the inquiry into rape accusations against interior minister Gérald Darmanin and is moving towards a dismissal, according to Mediapart.

French judges refuse lawyers' plea to release Tariq Ramadan

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Magistrates investigating separate rape allegations against the prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan have refused his lawyers' request to overturn his placement under investigation after discrepencies were revealed in the acount of one of his accusers, and have maintained his preventive detention in prison which began in February.