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Monday, March 28, 2011

more news on eman al-obeidy


Five arrested in connection with Libyan woman’s rape

Stirring stories have been coming out of the non-stop media coverage of Libya for weeks, but perhaps the most shocking of Saturday's batch was that of Eman al-Obeidy. Five men were arrested Sunday in connection with the incident, which is surrounded with government officials smearing the woman's name, and reporters wondering whether they are being told the whole truth.
Al-Obeidy burst into a hotel full of foreign reporters in Tripoli Saturday and struggled to tell journalists details of her two-day gang-rape and torture at the hands of 15 men, while hotel staff yelled at her that she was a traitor. She showed reporters cuts and bruises on her face and legs, and wounds from binding around her ankles and wrists, and resisted removal from the hotel for nearly an hour while insisting that the men who raped her were militia men loyal to Gaddafi.
“I was tied up, and they defecated and urinated on me,” she said, according to the New York Times. “They violated my honor.”..........

 posting from the other day

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It said on the news this morning that she has "disappeared."

a rose is a rose said...

they said they freed her and she's with her siblings. her family says she is still locked up somewhere. we all know who to believe