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March 30th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

Libyan woman claims she was raped by Gadhafi's militia men

Eman al-Obeidy said she wanted the world to know about Gadhafi's brutal regime when she stormed into a hotel housing foreign journalists Saturday and told the reporters she had been raped by 15 militia men. But, as she tried to tell her story, al-Obeidy was quickly manhandled, and forced out of the building and into custody.

The incident begs questions about the treatment and role of women in Libya and the greater Muslim world. Mona Eltahawy, a columnist on Arab and Muslim issues, talks to American Morning about al-Obeidy's story and women's rights.


Filed under: Libya • Women's Rights • World
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