Woman Claims Gadaffi Troops Gang Raped her for two Days: Charles Clover Comes to Woman’s Aid – Clover Assaulted, Thrown in Street?

Iman al-Obeidi broke into a press conference claiming she was tied up, held at gunpoint, then given to 15 of Muammar Gaddafi’s troops, where she was gang-raped over a two-day period.  See a video with a Western journalist, Charles Clover, trying to help the woman. It appears he is assaulted and thrown into the street. This is what it is like to be a woman in a Muslim country. See the video below.

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There are dramatic photos (MailOnline) as a Libyan ministry official lunges to grab her and silence her. Financial Times journalist, Charles Clover, tries to stop the man, but he bends her backwards and seems to physically overwhelm her as a woman sitting nearby also tries to help. In the video it appears that Clover is thrown into the streets, and perhaps assaulted. No word where the woman is or what has happened to her.

Her face scratched and bruised, she said she had been singled out because she had connections in the rebel-held city of Benghazi. At one point, she lifted up her black robe to show a bloody thigh.

Waiters called her a traitor and told her to shut up. She retorted: ‘Easterners – we’re all Libyan brothers, we are supposed to be treated the same, but this is what the Gaddafi militiamen did to me, they violated my honour.’

Government minders threw punches and a waitress brandished a butter knife as they tried to drag her away, and several journalists were embroiled in the fracas.

Before she was bundled out into a car, al-Obeidi said with tears streaming down her face: ‘They defecated and urinated on me and tied me up.

‘They violated my honour. Look at what the Gaddafi militiamen did to me.

Another foreign correspondent, Jonathan Miller, said he was assaulted for trying to help the woman. As she was led away and thrown in a vehicle, Iman al-Obedei begged reporters to take her photo. Officials said she was drunk and perhaps, mentally unstable.

Her face scratched and bruised, she said she had been singled out because she had connections in the rebel-held city of Benghazi. At one point, she lifted up her black robe to show a bloody thigh.
Waiters called her a traitor and told her to shut up. She retorted: ‘Easterners – we’re all Libyan brothers, we are supposed to be treated the same, but this is what the Gaddafi militiamen did to me, they violated my honour.’

Government minders threw punches and a waitress brandished a butter knife as they tried to drag her away, and several journalists were embroiled in the fracas.

Before she was bundled out into a car, al-Obeidi said with tears streaming down her face: ‘They defecated and urinated on me and tied me up.

‘They violated my honour. Look at what the Gaddafi militiamen did to me.


Iman al-Obeidi Claims Rape by Gaddafi Troops – Is Led Away to Where? (video)