Libya Rape Victim en Route to US

Iman al-Obeidi had been expelled from Qatar, returned to native Benghazi
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2011 10:04 AM CDT
Hotel employees try to grab her as foreign journalists attempting to protect Iman al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days being sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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(Newser) – Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan who broke through Moammar Gadhafi's media control to accuse his troops of gang rape, is headed to the United States. Al-Obeidi had been staying in Qatar until that nation inexplicably expelled her Thursday, and she ended up back in her native Benghazi. Al-Obeidi's sister tells the AP that Hillary Clinton and a human rights organization, worried for her safety in Benghazi, made arrangements to fly al-Obeidi and their father to an undisclosed location in the States. Click for more on the al-Obeidi case.

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