Libyan woman accused she was raped by 15 men

A Libyan woman burst into the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on Saturday morning and attempted to tell the foreign journalist that she was raped by 15 men beaten by members of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's militia, however, she was took away by security forces brutally.
According to the CNN, the woman gave her name as Eman al-Obeidy. She told the journalist in the hotel that she was a native of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. She had been stopped by Qaddafi militia on the outskirts of Tripoli and being held for about two days. During two days, she was tied up, and the militia defecated and urinated on her.
CNN reported that al-Obeidy showed the journalist a broad bruise on her face, a large scar on her upper thigh, several narrow and deep scratch marks lower on her leg, and marks from binding around her hands and feet. She was raped by 15 men.
However, when the journalist wanted to interview with her, the security forces quickly closed to throttle her, the New York Times reported. The security forces also attacked the journalist and destroyed their equipments. Two members of the hotel staff took table knives to threaten al-Obeidy and the journalists.
The official forces finally arrest the woman and the woman yelled that they were taking her to jail, according to the New York Times.
A government spokesman told the journalist in the new conference that this case was a criminal one, not a political case, the CNN reported. And he later said the woman was a sane person and they would bring criminal charges against her attackers.
According to the New York Times, Khaled Kaim, the Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister, promised that the woman would be treated in accordance with the law.

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