Appeal for Due Process Receives Overwhelming Media Coverage

Tariq Ramadan Worldwide Appeal for Due Process Receives Overwhelming Media Coverage

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

On Thursday, June 14, we released a Worldwide Appeal for Due Process signed by journalists, politicians, scholars, academics and film makers from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Philippines, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA.

Signatories include English author Karen Armstrong, Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, UK filmmaker Ken Loach, Dr Amina Wadud from Berkeley, UK journalist Peter Oborne and Professor Richard Falk, among many others.

The international reaction was swift and very positive. We are continuing to receive signatures for this letter all over the world: see the updated list.

Together: let’s keep up the pressure!

Quotable quotes

  • "These are not brother networks," continues Bernard Godard, impressed by the intellectual weight gathered in this call. "But it's heavy, and in fact, very heavy », Libération
  • “Tragically, Ramadan is just the kind of reformist Muslim that President Macron needs. He is part of a generation of moderate Islamic scholars unafraid to challenge the traditionalists who say Muslims cannot be European. I am not suggesting he should be spared justice because of his intellectual credentials. But France claims to have invented liberty. If it fails to uphold its fine ideal now, it will disappoint the world.” Peter Oborne, The Spectator
  • “In the light of this mountain of exculpatory evidence that is truly damning but only for the plaintiffs, it is simply astonishing that the French judges, any judges for that matter, would insist on keeping Ramadan jailed and in solitary confinement, furthermore in poor and declining health, especially when alternatives have been offered by his lawyers and the man is supposed to be presumed innocent anyway.” Alain Gabon, Milestones.

MEDIA COVERAGE

FRENCH MEDIA 

Libération : Affaire Ramadan : une pétition internationale d'intellectuels réclame «une justice équitable» pour le théologien : http://www.liberation.fr/france/2018/06/15/affaire-ramadan-une-petition-internationale-d-intellectuels-reclame-une-justice-equitable-pour-le-th_1659135

20 minutes : Affaire Tariq Ramadan: Une pétition internationale d'une centaine d'intellectuels exigent la libération du théologien : https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2290551-20180615-affaire-tariq-ramadan-petition-internationale-centaine-intellectuels-exigent-liberation-theologien

7 sur 7 : Près de 100 personnalités exigent une "procédure équitable" pour Tariq Ramadan : https://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1505/Monde/article/detail/3438516/2018/06/14/Pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-Tariq-Ramadan.dhtml

ACTU Orange : Affaire Ramadan : une pétition internationale d'intellectuels réclame «une justice équitable» pour le théologien : https://actu.orange.fr/politique/affaire-ramadan-une-petition-internationale-d-intellectuels-reclame-une-justice-equitable-pour-le-theologien-liberation-CNT00000145Kea.html

Leral.net : Affaire Tariq Ramadan : une pétition internationale d'intellectuels réclame «une justice équitable» pour le théologien :https://www.leral.net/Affaire-Tariq-Ramadan-une-petition-internationale-d-intellectuels-reclame-une-justice-equitable-pour-le-theologien_a228052.html

MSN : Affaire Tariq Ramadan: Une pétition internationale d'une centaine d'intellectuels exigent la libération du théologien :https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/monde/affaire-tariq-ramadan-une-p%C3%A9tition-internationale-dune-centaine-dintellectuels-exigent-la-lib%C3%A9ration-du-th%C3%A9ologien/ar-AAyGZ3F

Lereveilcitoyen: Tariq Ramadan et l'intégrité de la justice française, Peter Oborne : https://www.lereveilcitoyen.com/copy-of-tariq-ramadan-et-l-integrite-de-la-justice-francaise

Mediapart: Worldwide appeal for due process : https://blogs.mediapart.fr/marianne-france/blog/140618/open-letter-worldwide-appeal-due-process-tariq-ramadan

Mizane : 100 personnalités appellent à une procédure équitable pour Tariq Ramadan : http://www.mizane.info/100-personnalites-appel-tariq-ramadan/

Niooz.fr : http://free.niooz.fr/s/free/pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-quot-procedure-equitable-quot-pour-tariq-ramadan-25763477.shtml

Dhnet.be: http://www.dhnet.be/actu/monde/qui-sont-les-trois-belges-qui-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-tariq-ramadan-5b220cf45532a2968872cc50

Proximust.tv : https://www.proximustv.be/fr/info/article/1862980/pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-tariq-ramadan

Actudirect: https://actudirect.com/suisse/pres-de-100-personnalites-internationales-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour/

BRUSSELS MEDIA

LaLibe.be : Qui sont les trois Belges qui exigent une "procédure équitable" pour Tariq Ramadan?: http://www.lalibre.be/actu/international/qui-sont-les-trois-belges-qui-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-tariq-ramadan-5b220c1e55326301e785556c

UK MEDIA

Spectator : Tariq Ramadan and the integrity of French justice, Peter Oborne
https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/tariq-ramadan-and-the-integrity-of-french-justice/

5 pillars: Imams, politicians and academics express outrage at Tariq Ramadan’s treatment: https://5pillarsuk.com/2018/06/14/imams-politicians-academics-express-outrage-at-tariq-ramadans-treatment/

WTXNews: French abandon liberty, equality and fraternity when it comes to Ramadan : https://wtxnews.com/2018/06/16/french-abandon-liberty-equality-and-fraternity-when-it-comes-to-ramadan/

US MEDIA

Milestones: The Tariq Ramadan Case: A Critical Update, by Alain Gabon: https://www.milestonesjournal.net/articles/2018/6/17/the-tariq-ramadan-case-a-critical-update

KUWAIT MEDIA
Kuna: International appeal to release Tariq Ramadan:

https://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2732721&language=en

MAGHREB MEDIA

Morocco World News: On Tariq Ramadan’s Unjust, Unconscionable and Cruel Treatment by Paola Garcia- https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/06/248760/tariq-ramadan-france-sexual-assault-charges/

Huffington Post : Dans une lettre ouverte, 100 personnalités internationales exigent la libération de Tariq Ramadan :https://www.huffpostmaghreb.com/entry/100-personnalites-exigent-la-liberation-de-tariq-ramadan-dans-une-lettre-ouverte_mg_5b224f7de4b0bbb7a0e502b1

SENEGAL MEDIA

Seneweb : Près de 100 personnalités exigent une "procédure équitable" pour Tariq Ramadan :http://www.seneweb.com/news/International/pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-qu_n_249623.html

Sunukar : Près de 100 personnalités exigent une “procédure équitable” pour Tariq Ramadan : https://www.sunuker.com/tag/pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-tariq-ramadan/

DUTCH MEDIA

Elsevierweekblad: Intellectuelen wereldwijd eisen ‘eerlijk proces’ voor Tariq Ramadan: https://www.elsevierweekblad.nl/buitenland/achtergrond/2018/06/intellectuelen-wereldwijd-willen-tariq-ramadan-uit-de-gevangenis-624241/

OTHER INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Islam21: Prominent figures express outrage at Tariq Ramadan’s treatment and call for due process: https://www.islam21c.com/news-views/pressrelease/prominent-figures-express-outrage-at-tariq-ramadans-treatment-and-call-for-due-process/

Justinternational.org: Just international movement: Journalists, politicians and academics express outrage at Tariq Ramadan’s unjust treatment by French judiciary: http://www.just-international.org/articles/journalists-politicians-and-academics-express-outrage-at-tariq-ramadans-unjust-treatment-by-french-judiciary/

Alternet: Près de 100 personnalités exigent une "procédure équitable" pour Tariq Ramadan : http://www.alterinfo.net/notes/Pres-de-100-personnalites-exigent-une-procedure-equitable-pour-Tariq-Ramadan_b23008316.html

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