Libyan woman claims Gaddafi army gangraped her for 2 days

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Tripoli, Mar 27: After storming into a hotel where foreign journalists were eating breakfast, a Libyan women claimed that Moammar Gaddafi's soldiers gangraped her for two days. But, before narrating her story fully, government officials and hotel staffs dragged her out of the hotel and detained.

Iman al-Obeidi rushed in to the Rixos hotel on Saturday, Mar 26 morning and cried out saying that about 15 members of a paramilitary force loyal to Moammar Gaddafi detained her at a checkpoint, tied her up and gangraped for two days.

"They tied me up ... they even defecated and urinated on me. The Gaddafi militiamen violated my honor," Los Angels Times quoted her as saying.

She alleged that Libyan forces raped her because she was from the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi. She claimed that she was detained near a military base on Salahadin Road outside Tripoli several days ago and jailed with a dozen other people.

She added that after two days of humiliation and rapes, she managed to escape from there and finally reached in front of the foreign journalists.

While she was narrating her experience to the journalists, government security officials rushed into the hotel and tried to nab her. Officials also tried to stop journalists from filming the chaos. Later Iman al-Obeidi was dragged away by the officials.

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