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)

(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.

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flameforjustice
Jul 29, 2011 7:47 PM CDT
Of course she'll meet clinton and obama also she's a"immigrant".
flameforjustice
Jul 29, 2011 7:45 PM CDT
That was her whole plan in the first place,get to the US by any means necessary.
morriswise
Jul 29, 2011 7:09 PM CDT
Women who have been victims of gang bangers eventually fall into two categories: 1: Man haters who often turn to Lesbianism or Prostitution. 2: Hotties who want to repeat the experience and will not party with only one guy. Both are considered victims and are granted refugee status.