- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Libyan woman who said she was raped by Moammar Gadhafi’s (MOO’-ah-mahr gah-DAH’-fee’s) troops during the country’s civil war was sentenced to six years in prison for an assault in Colorado.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1JAWVut) Boulder District Judge Andrew Macdonald sentenced Eman Ali this week for pouring a beer on a woman in a bar and throwing a glass at another, cutting her forehead.

Formerly known as Iman al-Obeidi (oh-BAY-dee), Ali gained asylum in 2011 and moved to Boulder. A jury convicted her of second-degree assault in May.

Macdonald denied the defense’s request to have Ali’s sentence reconsidered after 120 days, saying it’s clear to him that Ali has a mental health issue likely stemming from her experiences in Libya. He urged her to stop refusing treatment.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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