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Tariq Ramadan fined for revealing name of woman accusing him of rape


The Swiss Islamologist was sentenced to a fine of 3000 euros for having revealed in his book “Duty of truth” the identity of “Christelle”, one of the women who accuse him of rape.

Swiss Islamologist Tariq Ramadan was sentenced Friday, November 6 by the Paris Criminal Court to a fine of 3,000 euros, including 2,000 suspended sentences, for having revealed in a book and on television the identity of one of the women who 'accused of rape.

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Ramadan, five times indicted for rapes that he disputes, was tried in September for having given the real name of the one who presents herself in the media as "


" and accuses her of having raped her in a room hotel in Lyon in 2009.

In Tariq Ramadan's book “

Duty of truth

”, released in September 2019, the real name of “


” is mentioned 84 times.

The Islamologist had also pronounced it during an interview with Jean-Jacques Bourdin on BFMTV-RMC.

The lawyer of "


", Me Eric Morain, expressed his "

very great satisfaction

": "

The court told Mr. Ramadan that he could not get rid of the laws with impunity



The small amount of the fine, 1000 euros firm, shows that the court became aware of the criticism of the civil party, who had already publicized his name on several occasions

", responded one of Ramadan's lawyers, Me Pascal Garbarini.


We are going to appeal

", also indicated his other lawyers, Ouadie Elhamamouchi and Nabila Asmane.

Protect victims from "harassment"

Tariq Ramadan and his editor were also ordered to pay “


” a total of 5,000 euros in damages.

The Islamologist was accused of having violated the law of July 29, 1881 on freedom of the press, which prohibits "

disseminating information concerning the identity of a victim of assault or sexual abuse

" without his written consent.

A law made to protect the victim from "

vindication and harassment

", the prosecutor recalled in his requisitions during the hearing in September.


The name appeared millions of times, before I wrote it 84 times

", was annoyed at the bar Tariq Ramadan.



", who had unsuccessfully tried to ban the publication of the book, said that the disclosure of her name was "

the cornerstone of the harassment

" she suffered, according to her, from the support of Ramadan.


What to remember from Tariq Ramadan's interview on BFMTV

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2020-11-06

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