Rape claim woman free
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.