Relying on the presumption of innocence and due process, Tariq Ramadan complained about the press statements by counsel for the complainant. It has already been raised twice, in 2018 and in 2019, by the Geneva Criminal Court of Appeal on this issue, before seizing the TF in October.
Complaint in 2018
As revealed by the RTS and the Geneva Tribune on Wednesday, the TF believes that there is no fear of unilateral information by the media. It appears from the file that the appellant and his lawyers also do not fail to express themselves in the press, write the federal judges in a judgment dated January 16.
On April 13, 2018, a Swiss woman filed a criminal complaint in Geneva against Tariq Ramadan for coercion, squestration, aggravated sexual coercion, aggravated rape and any other offense. The facts, which date back to 2008, would have taken place in a Geneva hotel. The Islamologist, who claims his innocence, is also prosecuted for rape in France by two women.
(Nxp / ats)