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  • A Ministry of Information official, left, tries to grab Iman Al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, and was sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody in Tripoli on Saturday, March 26, 2011. She stormed into the hotel's breakfast room to show her wounds to foreign media. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Libyan claims rape by soldiers, is dragged away

    A distraught Libyan woman stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday to tell foreign reporters that government troops raped her, setting off a brawl when hotel staff and government minders tried to detained her.

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  • A Ministry of Information official, left, tries to grab Iman Al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, and was sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody in Tripoli on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

  • She claimed loudly that troops had detained her a checkpoint, tied her up, abused her, then led her away to be gang raped.

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