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Hers is a struggle shared by all freshly arrived refugees in the United States. Learning English. Getting a job. Adapting to American culture.
But starting life anew has been that much tougher for Eman al-Obeidi, the woman who came to embody the cruelty of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in the midst of Libya’s brutal civil war. She lives every day with the scars of the rape she alleges was committed by Gadhafi’s thugs.
Sometimes, she said in an exclusive interview with CNN, she gets so depressed that she doesn’t leave her apartment for days. Other times, she can’t even get out of bed for three or four days.
“I cry all the time just like little children,” she says wiping dry her moist eyes. “And I always smile, too.”… Read More
You may or may not know but Eman Al-Obeidi lost a finger in the past (of her left hand )
The original pic is on this website
At 1.01 you see that she is missing half pinky finger… Read More
A Libyan woman who says she was raped by supporters of Col Muammar Gaddafi is recovering from her ordeal in a refugee centre in western Romania, the UN says.Twelve weeks after she burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell her story to reporters, Eman al-Obeidi, 29, is now in a private clinic attached to the UN refugee centre in Timisoara, it says.
She arrived there from Libya’s rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Monday. US officials have said she is welcome to apply for asylum in America. They promised to prioritise any application she might make.
Machiel Salomons, the representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Romania, appealed to reporters in Bucharest to respect what he called “the space and privacy she needs to begin the process of recovering from traumatic events”.… Read More
Marwa al-Obeidi said her sister Iman was flown out of Benghazi early Sunday morning. It was not immediately known where she was going in the U.S.
Wearing gray pajamas and sitting with her mother in a cramped hotel room in Benghazi, Marwa al-Obeidi said she had spent the day crying because it was hard to see her sister leave, but knew this trip was best for her.
“We just want a chance for her to be treated psychologically and to rest. My sister has just been through so much,” Marwa told The Associated Press.
It appeared difficult for their mother, Aisha bin Ismail, to speak about her daughter. She turned her head away to take a breath and hold back tears as she described Iman’s last few weeks.
“Iman locked herself in her room in Doha and refused to leave the house. She would get nightmares and fall off the bed,” bin Ismail told The Associated Press.
In March, al-Obeidi rushed into Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel where all foreign correspondents are forced to stay while covering the part of Libya under Gadhafi’s control.
She shouted out her story of being stopped at a a checkpoint, dragged away and gang-raped by soldiers.
As she spoke emotionally and as photographers and reporters recorded her words, government minders, whose job is to escort reporters around the area, jumped her and dragged her away.… Read More
Eman al-Obeidy, who grabbed the world’s attention this spring when she accused Moammar Gadhafi’s security forces of gang raping her, has been forced back to Libya, which she had fled in fear.
Qatari authorities took her and her parents from a hotel in Doha, the capital, and forced them onto a military plane that left Qatar early Thursday and landed in rebel-held Benghazi. Al-Obeidy, who has gone into hiding in the city, said the Qataris beat and handcuffed her before forcing her onto the plane.
Al-Obeidy told a journalist that officials in the Transitional National Council had pressured the Qataris to expel her.
Hours before her deportation, Obeidy told CNN that armed guards had been posted outside her room, preventing the UNHCR representative from assisting her.… Read More
By Nic Robertson
Doha, Qatar — The woman whose accusations of rape at the hands of Libyan security forces sparked an international outcry has spoken exclusively to CNN, now that she is living free in exile.
Eman al-Obeidy attracted worldwide attention when she walked into a hotel lobby packed with international journalists to accuse the regime of being behind the attack.
She told CNN what it’s like to have left Libya, how she has changed since the incident and what she feels about her alleged attackers.
Al-Obeidy burst into the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, on March 26 to tell international journalists of her ordeal. She told reporters she had been taken from a checkpoint east of Tripoli and held against her will for two days while being beaten and raped by 15 men.
Her words and fear were seen around the world as Libyan officials dragged her out of the hotel.
Speaking in Doha, Qatar, she told CNN of the moment she first felt safe:… Read More
Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who burst into a hotel filled with the world’s media to claim she was gang-raped by Gaddafi’s men, tells Channel 4 News what happened to her after that fateful day.
Warning: this video may distress some viewers.
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Eman Al Obiedy is a middle child, a law school graduate from Al-Bedha University, she went to Tripoli to finish her master in Al-Zawia University, Eman became world renowned and an icon of the revolution when she broke the wall of silence by getting into the Rixos Hotel despite heavy security and told journalists her story, Alive In Libya met with Eman’s family who are about to… Read More