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Swiss citizens sign open letter for president Alain Berset to intercede with Emmanuel Macron in favor of Tariq Ramadan

Alain Berset called to intercede with Emmanuel Macron in favor of Tariq Ramadan

250 people sent an open letter to Alain Berset, President of the Swiss confederation yesterday.

They called upon him to invoke Tariq Ramadan’s right to the presumption of innocence while in pre-trial detention in France. This right, according to them, is not being respected.

Monday morning, the President of the Confederation Alain Berset received a surprising mail. It was an open letter, signed by nearly 250 Swiss citizens, asking him to “intercede in favour of Tariq Ramadan” with the French authorities.

Alain Berset indeed met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday in Paris.

The signatories evoke the right to the presumption of innocence and to “receive appropriate health care”. Also, they are denouncing the conditions of incarceration.

Among the known signatories of this missive are Jean and Erica Ziegler, and to a much lesser extent Patrick Flury, of the Inter-union Civil Service Cartel and Sabine Tiguemounine, municipal councillor in Meyrin.

People from the entire spectrum of career paths, “less than half of whom are Muslim,” says [Tariq Ramadan’s] brother Bilal.

*Translation summary from French letemps article:
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