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Friday, June 03, 2011

this is absolutely terribly frightening news

and i am so very sad

women are NOT possessions. women are NOT creatures to be bought and sold and abused and made into slaves. 

Alleged Libyan rape victim deported from Qatar back to Libya

By Nic Robertson, CNN
(CNN) -- Eman al-Obeidy, who grabbed the world's attention this spring when she accused Moammar Gadhafi's security forces of gang raping her, has been forced back to Libya, which she had fled in fear.
Qatari authorities took her and her parents from a hotel in Doha, the capital, and forced them onto a military plane that left Qatar early Thursday and landed in rebel-held Benghazi. Al-Obeidy, who has gone into hiding in the city, said the Qataris beat and handcuffed her before forcing her onto the plane.
Al-Obeidy told a journalist that officials in the Transitional National Council had pressured the Qataris to expel her.
Hours before her deportation, Obeidy told CNN that armed guards had been posted outside her room, preventing the UNHCR represetative from assisting her..................


Professor Chaos said...

Jesus Christ! how can this be allowed to happen?

a rose is a rose said...

i have now read she was able to leave again. i believe it said she went to romania. wherever, it's NOT libya