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March 31st, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Alleged rape victim to meet with journalists, Libyan government says

CNN Wire Staff

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) - A woman who was dragged away by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's officials after telling journalists that some of his troops had raped her will finally be seen by journalists in the coming days, a government spokesman said Thursday.

Eman al-Obeidy will "hopefully" be visited by two or three female journalists by Saturday, Mousa Ibrahim said.

He added that he did not know where she was Thursday.

"The only place she will be other than her family house" is a shelter for women who have been raped, kidnapped, or otherwise victimized, he said. "Maybe she is there."

But al-Obeidy's mother, Aisha Ahmad, told CNN Thursday that she still has not heard from her. Ahmad said she is concerned the government will portray her daughter in a negative light.

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  1. Ben Major

    I will believe she's alive if & when journalist see her & confirm. I'm skeptical . They are just stalling. Musa just lies, has no credibility.
    I'll be surprised if she is still alive and is living in a shelter for raped women.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    I hope this woman and her sister are both physically & mentally alright and not brainwashed or abused. If the women are made available to the reporters it will be interesting to see if the interview is scripted or not.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  3. Lori Edgmon

    Praying she is ok!! No one deserves to be treated in such way, very disturbing to watch sometimes. Prayers go out to you as well stay safe!!!!

    March 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm |