Iman al-Obeidi

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Libyan Rape Accuser Moves to US

Iman al-Obeidi gets asylum; told media Gadhafi forces assaulted her

(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... More »

Libyan Rape Accuser at Romanian Refugee Center

But UN rep won't say where Iman al-Obeidi will eventually end up

(Newser) - Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who made headlines when she claimed Moammar Gadhafi's troops raped her, is at a UN refugee center in Romania. Al-Obeidi had gone from Libya to Tunisia to Qatar, but was expelled from Qatar back to Benghazi on Thursday. A UN spokesperson confirmed that al-Obeidi... More »

Libya Rape Victim en Route to US

Iman al-Obeidi had been expelled from Qatar, returned to native Benghazi

(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... More »

Qatar Deports Alleged Rape Victim Back to Libya

Iman al-Obeidy says they beat her and forced her onto plane

(Newser) - Qatar has sent Iman al-Obeidy back to Libya kicking and screaming, despite objections from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Obeidy tells CNN that Qatari guards took her and her parents from their hotel in Doha; took their cell phones, laptops, and money; beat her and handcuffed her; and then... More »

Woman Who Made Rape Allegations Flees Libya

Iman al-Obeidi snuck into Tunisia, fearing for her life

(Newser) - The Libyan woman who drew international attention with rape allegations against Moammar Gadhafi's "thugs" has fled the country, reports CNN . Iman al-Obeidi crossed into Tunisia with a defecting military officer from Libya. European diplomats drove her from the border to Tunis and gave her sanctuary while she figures... More »

Iman al-Obeidi Tells Her Story

Libyan woman recalls capture, brutal rapes, escape

(Newser) - Iman al-Obeidi hasn't left her house in three days. All she wants is to go to her family's home in east Libya, but she says Moammar Gadhafi's family won't let her travel. "I want my freedom," she tells NPR . More than two weeks after al-Obeidi burst into a... More »

Al-Obeidi: I Was Interrogated for 72 Hours

Libyan who charged rape speaks to reporters after disappearance

(Newser) - A Libyan woman who accused Gadhafi loyalists of rape spoke to CNN today after going missing last week . After authorities hauled Iman al-Obeidi away from reporters, she says she was aggressively questioned for 72 hours, with interrogators tossing food at her and dumping water on her face. “They did... More »

Gadhafi's Men Sue al-Obeidi for Rape Allegations

Libyan woman's case against men was dropped: spokesperson

(Newser) - First, Iman al-Obeidi was hauled off and perhaps held hostage after accusing members of Moammar Gadhafi's militia of rape—now, she's being sued. “Oh, yeah, they have filed a [civil] case,” a government spokesperson tells the New York Times . "The boys who she accused of rape are... More »

Woman Who Claimed Rape at Gadhafi HQ: Parents

Iman al-Obeidi still missing

(Newser) - Iman al-Obeidi is still missing—but her parents think they know where she is. In interviews broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV today, they said their daughter, who was last seen Saturday after rushing into a Tripoli hotel to tell reporters that she had been attacked by 15 men, is being held... More »

Libyan Who Charged Rape Vanishes

Authorities claim Iman al-Obeidi was returned to family

(Newser) - A Libyan woman who accused Moammar Gadhafi's vigilantes of raping her has vanished. Libyan authorities beat and hauled Iman al-Obeidi away after she told a gathering of foreign reporters at a Tripoli hotel Saturday about a horrific attack by 15 men. Authorities insist the woman, whom they identified as a... More »

Five Arrested in Iman al-Obeidi Rape Investigation

Libyan woman claims she was held for two days, tortured

(Newser) - Five men, possibly including the son of a high-ranking police officer, have been arrested in Libya as part of a criminal investigation into the rape allegations made by Iman al-Obeidi. The Libyan woman made headlines yesterday when she burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell journalists she had been imprisoned,... More »

Libyan Woman: Gadhafi's Thugs Raped Me

Tried to tell story to western media as Gadhafi thugs drag her off

(Newser) - A Libyan woman crashed the Tripoli hotel housing western journalists today, reports the New York Times, fighting past guards to tell reporters a story of horrific sexual assault at the hands of pro-Gadhafi forces. Iman al-Obeidy, a native of Benghazi, says she was detained at a checkpoint, and imprisoned and... More »

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