The Free Tariq Ramadan Campaign


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The Free Tariq Ramadan Campaign is an international movement calling for the immediate release of Professor Ramadan from pre-trial detention and for his right to dignity and due process.

There is clear evidence that he was targeted in a politically motivated prosecution masked as a criminal case. There is also little to suggest that Prof. Ramadan will receive a fair trial.

For more than two decades, Prof. Ramadan has been vilified, suppressed, and attacked as ‘the Muslim enemy’ of France by mainstream media outlets and top-ranking politicians.

This site will serve as a resource for those closely monitoring the developments of this case. We will be providing facts, detailed information, and updates as they come, and will post announcements for actions on his behalf.

La campagne "Free Tariq Ramadan" est un mouvement international qui exige la libération immédiate du professeur Ramadan de sa détention provisoire ainsi que son droit à la dignité et à une procédure régulière. 

Malgré les preuves établies qui ont été apportées, Tariq Ramadan reste la cible d'une manoeuvre politique sous couvert d'affaire criminelle. A l'heure actuelle, rien ne nous permet d'espérer que le Pr Ramadan bénéficiera d'un procès équitable.

Pendant plus de deux décennies, le professeur Ramadan a été dénigré, réprimé et attaqué comme «l'ennemi musulman» de la France par les médias traditionnels et les politiciens de haut rang.

Ce site servira de ressources pour ceux qui surveillent de près les développements de ce cas. Nous fournirons des faits, des informations détaillées et des mises à jour régulières. Nous publierons également des annonces d'actions en son nom.






Feb 14, 2018 –Tariq Ramadan's wife Iman talks about her family and her husband's case. Click here to watch the full video.

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Journalists, academics, filmmakers express outrage at Tariq Ramadan's unjust treatment by French judiciary

(June 14, 2018) – Respected Oxford University Professor and public intellectual Tariq Ramadan has been held in preventative detention in a French prison and denied bail following allegations of rape to which he vehemently denies.

Incarcerated for over four months, Tariq Ramadan was denied appropriate treatment for a serious pre-existing medical condition and denied access to his full legal file.

French magistrates appeared to ignore the diagnoses of nine physicians that Professor Ramadan suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, including the chief prison medical authority, who confirmed that his state of health is not compatible with continued incarceration.

In response, a worldwide appeal of journalists, politicians, scholars and academics are speaking out in an open letter. Signatories include English author Karen Armstrong, Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, UK filmmaker Ken Loach, Dr Amina Wadud from Berkeley, UK journalist Peter Oborne, Professor John Esposito from Georgetown University, scholar Hamza Yusuf, among many others.

“We wish to remind the country that affirmed the inalienability of human rights and equality, the importance of respecting principles that ensure the integrity of French justice.”

The letter also expresses deep concern with the inhuman treatment that Tariq Ramadan has been subject to at the hands of French justice.

The signatories conclude by asking, “We ask our French friends: should it truly come to this?


Defenders of Due Process for Tariq Ramadan (DDPTR), an international coalition, calling for full respect of judicial norms and established procedures in the Tariq Ramadan case.

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14 Février, 2018 – Iman Ramadan, la femme de Tariq, s'exprime sur sa famille et le cas de son mari. Cliquez ici pour voir la vidéo en entier.







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Tariq Ramadan, Europe’s most influential Muslim intellectual and an international Islamic institution all by himself, has been in preventive detention and solitary confinement in France since February 2nd, 2018. Ramadan’s incarceration followed two charges of rape—allegations he has fully denied, calling them a “a smear campaign” coordinated by his old French enemies. Due to inadequate medical care in Fleury-Mérogis prison (Ramadan has multiple sclerosis and another neurobiological disease that requires substantial daily treatment), his health has rapidly deteriorated in jail. It was in an ambulance, under medical escort, that he arrived to his first appeal hearing. Click here for more details




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