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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:27 AM
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Alleged Libyan rape victim thankful for support (in extensive interview with CNN's Nic Robertson)
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 07:44 AM by Turborama
Source: CNN

Tripoli, Libya -- Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who says forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi raped her, is grateful for support she has received, said CNN's Nic Robertson, who met briefly with her Wednesday.

"She is a very strong lady who told me to thank all (the) people who have stopped her case from disappearing," Robertson said.

Al-Obeidy said she had a message for humanitarian organizations: They should come to Tripoli and "see how life is here," he said.

She said she is still recovering physically from the alleged assault and displayed faded bruises and rope burn marks on her wrists, Robertson said. But, she told him, she is unable to leave Tripoli and be reunited with her family and faces abuse whenever she leaves her house, he said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/06/libya.rape.c...



The interview with Nic Robertson was just broadcast on CNN International. The video & transcript should be online soon.


Eman al-Obeidy wants humanitarian organizations to come to Tripoli and see the conditions there,
CNN's Nic Robertson said


This OP has a lot of background links: Anderson Cooper Interviews Eman Al-Obeidy, Libyan Woman Accusing Gaddafi Soldiers Of Rape & Torture
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:12 AM
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1. CNN aired part of it an hour or so ago
They said it will air throughout the day today.

K&R





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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:15 PM
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2. Thie video is online mow. It's quite long --->
Added On April 7, 2011
CNN's Nic Robertson in Tripoli, Libya, conducted the first on-camera interview with alleged rape victim Eman al-Obeidy.

Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/04/07/rober...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:34 PM
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3. Every here should understand that Kaddafi is using RAPE as a "tool of war" --
When rape is a tool of war

"It's very difficult for women in Libyan society to report that they have been raped because of the shame and fear they feel, and it has been even more difficult for al-Obeidy," Khalife said. "But she has courageously ignored all these barriers to tell her story to the world."



And, overall, Libya should be a lesson for Americans as we watch fascism rise here --

the only way it can be kept in place is by violent war against citizens -- 24/7.

TORTURE having been reintroduced to our society should ring some bells.



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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:05 PM
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4. kick, for another strong & tough Lady.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:16 PM
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5. K&R
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:07 PM
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6. The full interview is in the videos forum
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