Libyan woman claiming rape will face charges
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 20:38
Tripoli: A Libyan government spokesman says the woman who burst into a hotel to tell foreign journalists how she was gang raped by Moammar Gaddafi's troops will face criminal charges.

Moussa Ibrahim said today the men accused by Iman al-Obeidi have filed a case against her, calling her accusations a "grave offense."

Al-Obeidi rushed distraught into a Tripoli hotel on Saturday, seeking to speak about her ordeal. She was tackled by waitresses and government minders and dragged away from the site, and has since been missing. Her parents claim she is held hostage at Gaddafi's compound in the Libyan capital.

Libyan authorities have alternately labelled al-Obeidi a drunk, a prostitute and a thief.


First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 20:38

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