03 Jun '11, 12am

Qatar sends 'raped' Libya woman back home: WASHINGTON - DESPITE concerns for her safety, Qatar on Thursday sent

Qatar sends 'raped' Libya woman back home: WASHINGTON - DESPITE concerns for her safety, Qatar on Thursday sent

In this March 26, 2011 file photo, Iman al-Obeidi is seen after bursting into a hotel to show her wounds and allege to foreign journalists that she was gang raped by Moammar Gadhafi's troops, at the hotel in Tripoli, Libya. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - DESPITE concerns for her safety, Qatar on Thursday sent back to Libya a woman who accused the soldiers of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of having raped her, UN and US officials said. Mr Vincent Cochetel, the UNHCR representative in Washington, told AFP that a Qatari military plane flew Iman al-Obeidi to the Libyan port city of Benghazi, which is held by rebels, and she was now staying there in a hotel. 'She expressed to us her fear of returning to Libya, that there was no question of her returning to Libya,' Mr Cochetel said in French. 'There are people (in Libya) who have an interest in shutting her up... Her fear is well foun...

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