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A Libyan lawyer who claimed she was raped by troops loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi is being sued by the four men under investigation, Libya’s main government spokesman said Tuesday. Moussa Ibrahim told NBC News that the men were filing a defamation case against Iman al-Obeidi, who made headlines when she went to a Tripoli hotel used by Western journalists to tell them about the alleged attack. She was bundled away by government minders despite efforts by journalists to protect her.

Ibrahim said the four men had been arrested in connection with the allegations. “I heard that the attorney-general brought her in for questioning because she is now not just the accuser, she is the accused. There is a case against her,” Ibrahim told journalists earlier, Sky News reported. He claimed al-Obeidi had “not come up with anything substantial.”

“She says four people kidnapped and raped her, one of them is the son of someone in the state. That is hardly political, the son of someone in the state is a human being,” Ibrahim said, according to Sky. “Now the four guys are having a case filed against her because instead of going to a police station and filing a case against them she went to the media and exposed their names,” he added. “Now their honor is tainted, their families black-named and this in the Islamic law is a very grave offense.”

With Gadhafi’s proven shady track record, we don’t blame that woman for skipping the police and heading straight to the media. We can’t call it, but if she was indeed raped, we hope those bastards get what they deserve.



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