Libyan Rape Accuser Moves to US

Iman al-Obeidi gets asylum; told media Gadhafi forces assaulted her
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2011 3:10 AM CDT
Hands from hotel employees trying to grab her, and foreign journalist attempting to protect her, surround Iman al-Obeidi, right, after she showed her wounds to the press.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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(Newser) – The woman who burst into a media breakfast to say she’d been gang-raped by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces has arrived in the US, where she’s been granted asylum, CNN reports. Iman al-Obeidi flew into New York following 54 days in a UN refugee camp in Romania; she then took another flight to her new US home. Saying she was excited to be here, al-Obedi thanked the government and Hillary Clinton and said she hoped someday to meet the secretary of state. (Read more Iman al-Obeidi stories.)

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