Rape claim woman free

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A WOMAN who rushed into a ho­tel to tell for­eign re­porters that Libyan troops had raped her is free and with her fam­ily.

Iman al-Obeidi was tack­led by wait­resses and gov­ern­ment min­ders as she told her story to jour­nal­ists on Satur­day af­ter run­ning into the ho­tel where many are staying. She said that troops had de­tained her at a check­point, tied her up, abused her, then led her away to be gang-raped.

The gov­ern­ment says four men were in­ter­ro­gated in the case, in­clud­ing the son of a high-rank­ing state of­fi­cial.

A gov­ern­ment spokesman claimed the woman was a pros­ti­tute who re­fused to un­dergo a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

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