Remember her, breaking into to the lounge to tell her case to the international media? Good to hear. The Tundra Tabloids posted on that over a month ago, and while the TT is no friend of the Qatari regime, at least this woman found some kind of safety. Yes the TT says she was raped, no Arab woman would claim such a thing and the situation be otherwise. KGS
‘Raped’ woman escapes to Qatar
TimesOfMalta: A woman who accused soldiers of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi of having raped her has escaped to Qatar with the help of rebels, a Libyan rebel official said yesterday.
“Iman al-Obeidi was able to leave Libya through Al-Jabal al-Gharbi with the help of rebels,” the official said.
Ms Obeidi had escaped through a mountainous area southwest of Tripoli, near the border with Tunisia.The official of the Transitional National Council, the political arm of the anti-Gaddafi revolt, said the young woman was in Doha, an ally of the rebel movement, where she would meet the press in coming days.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch appealed on her behalf last month.
After a petition demanding her release, Ms Obeidi said in telephone interviews that she was freed but not allowed to leave Libya. A doctor had examined her and supported her claims of rape and torture.Ms Obeidi attracted international media attention when she stormed into the Rixos hotel lobby on March 26, threw open her coat to reveal scars and bruises on her body to expose her ordeal.
But as Ms Obeidi screamed: “Film me, film me, show the whole world all they did to me,” she was dragged off by security guards amid scenes of mayhem as journalists’ efforts to intervene were shoved aside.