Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rape Victim Eman (Iman) al-Obeidi Escaped to Tunisia on Thursday: CNN Reports

Reported by madn3wz

TRIPOLI, Libya - - Eman al-Obeidi, who grabbed international attention for her voicing her rape charges against the troops of Muammar Gaddafi, has reportedly fled away to Tunisia on Thursday (May 5). 

Eman (Iman) al-Obeidi Escaped to Tunisia on Thursday: CNN Reports
As per CNN reports; Eman al-Obeidi succeeded to escape to Tunisia with the help of a defecting military officer and his family. Eman al-Obeidi said she crossed into Tunisia using a refugee document. 

Reportedly, she travelled by a car all the way from Tripoli to Tunisia which she described as a ‘tiring journey’. She told media that her car was stopped several times on different check posts; but when the military officer, carrying her in the car, would show his permit and they would be permitted to pass the check point every time.  

According to Western diplomatic sources; European diplomats took her from the border area to Tunis, and are providing her shelter there while she thinks about her future.

Eman al-Obeidi told that she was afraid she was being chased and might still be at risk, adding that she hoped she could obtain protection from any western government.

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