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    After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    TRIPOLI, LIBYA — A woman provided journalists with a glimpse into the methods of the Libyan government Saturday when she was dragged from their hotel by security guards and government minders seeking to stop her from telling her story of abuse. “Look what Gaddafi’s militia have done to me,” she said, raising her long black robe to reveal scratch marks and blood on her thigh. There were also bruises and lacerations on her cheeks, and marks on her hands and ankles indicating that she had been tied up.

    A small group of reporters gathered around to listen. She gave her name as Iman al-Obaidi and recounted how she had been detained by Gaddafi militiamen at a checkpoint two days earlier and raped by 15 of them. “I was tied up. They defecated on me. They urinated on me. They violated my honor,” she said.

    As she spoke, hotel staff members, security guards and government minders closed in on her and began dragging her away. Journalists who tried to protect her were punched, and one, Charles Clover of the Financial Times, was knocked to the ground and kicked. Eventually, the woman — screaming, “They are taking me to jail!” — was hauled outside to an unmarked car, which whisked her away at high speed.
    Source: Washington Post

    Another poignant example, along with the Egyptian military "virginity tests" of how rape and sexual abuse are used as methods of repression in the Middle East.

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    So this is an example of peace loving Muslims?

    Luckily the Victim wasn't take out and stoned, but it could still happen.
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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

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    So this is an example of peace loving Muslims?
    obviously not, their behaviour was clearly disgusting. unless of course you are insinuating that all Muslims are rapists?

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    Luckily the Victim wasn't take out and stoned, but it could still happen.
    no it couldn't. Libya is not one of the Countries that practice stoning.
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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    obviously not, their behaviour was clearly disgusting. unless of course you are insinuating that all Muslims are rapists?

    no it couldn't. Libya is not one of the Countries that practice stoning.
    I never said all Muslims, however the population of Libya mostly Muslim 90% Sunni 10% Shia, and they are taught that stoning is how you handle a woman who is tainted by anything sexual.

    Hell in Afghanistan and other Islamic counties they have stoned women and even girls for showing bare flesh other than there eyes.

    Islam is a cult in part because the Koran teaching such nonsense and more equally off putting craziness.

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I never said all Muslims, however the population of Libya mostly Muslim 90% Sunni 10% Shia, and they are taught that stoning is how you handle a woman who is tainted by anything sexual.

    Hell in Afghanistan and other Islamic counties they have stoned women and even girls for showing bare flesh other than there eyes.

    Islam is a cult in part because the Koran teaching such nonsense and more equally off putting craziness.
    stoning is not practiced in Libya. this thread is about Libya is it not?

    if you and anyone else actually cares about the fact women are stoned to death then let your voice be heard. if you are serious about it and care more than just throwing the word around on political mesage boards to score extra points then do something about it instead of moaning about it.

    write to all these people. become active. post it on your facebook, send it to all your friends, ask them to pass on your disgust at the fact people are stoned to death.


    1. President of the United States of America, E-mail: President@whitehouse.gov

    2. The Congress of the United States, E-mail: HIRC@mail.house.gov

    3. The Honorable Kofi Annan, Secretary General, The United Nations, Fax # (212) 963-4879,

    E-mail: inquiries@un.org

    4. The Honorable Maurice Danby Capithorne, Special Representative on Iran, The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Switzerland, Fax # 01141-22-9170123

    5. Ms. Nancy Bothne, Amnesty International Midwest, Chicago, Fax # (312) 427-2589

    6. Director, Amnesty International, Washington D.C., Fax # (202) 546-7142

    7. Ms. Cosette Thompson, Amnesty International, San Francisco, Fax # (415) 291-8722

    8. Amnesty International, New York, Fax: (212) 627-1451

    9. Amnesty International, Culver City, CA, Fax # (310) 815-0457

    10. Mr. Hanny Megally, Director of Middle East Watch, New York, Fax # (212) 972-0905

    11. Ms. Karen Kennerly, Pen American Center, New York, Fax # (212) 334-2181

    12. Mr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International, New York,

    Fax # (212) 627-1451

    13. The Honorable Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, Fax: # 01141-22-9170123

    14. Human Rights Watch, New York, Fax # (212) 736-1300, E-mail: hrwnyc@hrw.org

    15. Human Rights Watch, Washington, DC, Fax: (202) 612-4333, E-mail: hrwdc@hrw.org

    16. Human Rights Watch, Los Angeles, Fax: (310) 477-4622, E-mail: hrwla@hrw.org

    17. Human Rights Watch, London, Fax: (171) 713-1800, E-mail: hrwatchuk@gn.apc.org

    18. Ms. Cosette Thomson, Amnesty International, San Francisco, Fax: (415) 362-3255

    E-mail: hrwsf@hrw.org

    19. The Honorable Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Fax: (011-27-21 ) 4614987

    20. The Honorable Vaclav Havel, President of Czech Republic, Fax # 01142-02-24310851

    21. Het Ministerie van Buitenlandse, ZakenMinistry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands,

    fax: (31) 70 348 4848

    22. De Minister President W. Kok, The Netherlands, fax: (31) 70 365 18 08, A. H. Korthals, Minister of Justice

    23. M. J. Cohen, State Secretary of Justice, The Netherlands, fax: (31) 70 370 79 37

    24. Stephen van Wersch, First Secretary, Netherlands Embassy, fax: 202-364-4213,

    E-mail: wersch@oo.was.minbuza.nl



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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    Libya: Women, Girls Locked Up Indefinitely Without Charge


    Farida Deif, Middle East and North Africa researcher for the Women’s Rights Division

    ‘Protective’ Facilities Serve as Places of Arbitrary Punishment
    February 26, 2006

    The Libyan government is arbitrarily detaining women and girls indefinitely in “social rehabilitation” facilities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Officially portrayed as protective homes for women and girls “vulnerable to engaging in moral misconduct,” these facilities are de facto prisons.

    “Social rehabilitation” facilities have a distinctly prison-like character. The women and girls sleep in locked quarters and are not allowed to leave the gates of the compound. The custodians sometimes subject them to long periods of solitary confinement, occasionally in handcuffs, for trivial reasons like “talking back.” They are tested for communicable diseases without their consent upon entry, and most are forced to endure invasive virginity examinations. Some residents are as young as 16, but authorities provide no education, except weekly religious instruction.
    Some are there because they were raped and they no longer bring honor to their families.

    Libya: Women, Girls Locked Up Indefinitely Without Charge | Human Rights Watch
    This 40-page report documents numerous and serious human rights abuses that women and girls suffer in "social rehabilitation" facilities in Libya.
    Libya: A Threat to Society? | Human Rights Watch

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I never said all Muslims, however the population of Libya mostly Muslim 90% Sunni 10% Shia, and they are taught that stoning is how you handle a woman who is tainted by anything sexual.

    Hell in Afghanistan and other Islamic counties they have stoned women and even girls for showing bare flesh other than there eyes.

    Islam is a cult in part because the Koran teaching such nonsense and more equally off putting craziness.
    and in America, people blame the victim for being raped too... We don't stone them here, but people like Bill O'Reilly and Rush can do it on national TV/radio and make millions of dollars a year. It's sick... I hardly see a difference in attitude towards women whom are raped...

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    What those men did to her is really sick... I hope she is ok. She spoke out, she is brave... I hope they don't kill her. Hopefully the rebels will reach her, and they will give her justice.

    I can't imagine how horrific it would be to be in her situation in that country right now...

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    BENGHAZI, LIBYA — The mother of a woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel and said that she had been raped by government militiamen hailed her daughter as a hero Sunday and said government officials offered her money and a house to change her story.

    Aisha Ahmed, contacted by telephone at her home in Tobruk, in the rebel-held eastern part of the country, said she was proud of the courage displayed by her daughter, Iman al-Obaidi, whose outburst Saturday was broadcast worldwide.

    “I am very happy, very proud,” said Ahmed, who described her daughter as a 26-year-old law student in Tripoli.
    Mother of Libyan woman in rape-claim case says she is ‘very proud’ of her daughter - The Washington Post

    The report goes on to say the woman has been released. I'm glad she was able to find a voice and save her life. This is a good look at the ugly face of evil.

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    Re: After Libyan woman’s rape claims, methods of Gaddafi government put on display

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Mother of Libyan woman in rape-claim case says she is ‘very proud’ of her daughter - The Washington Post

    The report goes on to say the woman has been released. I'm glad she was able to find a voice and save her life. This is a good look at the ugly face of evil.
    What her daughter did is amazing, and she is a law student... Hopefully there are many law students like her daughter, and they will change the legal system in Libya.

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