Libyan Rape Victim Iman Al-Obeidi Is Now In The U.S.

Iman al-Obeidi is finally in the United States two months after she was deported back to Libya and began fighting to leave the country again. Obeidi spent 54 days in a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees facility in Romania and arrived in New York last Wednesday. She then took a flight to the undisclosed location that… » 8/01/11 11:37pm 8/01/11 11:37pm

Hundreds Of Women Report Rape By Gadhafi's Forces

A survey of 59,000 Libyan refugees confirms reports that rape is being used as a weapon of war by Gadhafi's forces. Psychologist Dr. Seham Sergewa was treating children affected by the conflict when several mothers told her they were raped. She added a question about sexual violence to a survey she distributed in… » 5/31/11 5:00pm 5/31/11 5:00pm

Enough With Samantha Power's Flowing Red Hair

Your average National Security Council Staffer probably does not attract the level of attention Samantha Power has. True, Power was already a star at her particular crossroads of human rights activism, journalism and academia, winning a Pulitzer long before she had a four-hour dinner with a young Senator named Barack… » 3/30/11 10:25am 3/30/11 10:25am

Libyan Woman Reportedly Sued By Her Rapists


Musa Ibrahim, a spokesman for the Libyan government, "expressed frustration" that he keeps being asked about Iman Obeidi, the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel Saturday shouting about being gang-raped by Qaddafi thugs. But maybe that's because he's already expended so much energy lying about what happened to her. » 3/29/11 11:17am 3/29/11 11:17am

Freed Female Times Journalist Describes Groping In Captivity

Among the four New York Times journalists just released after six days of captivity in Libya is one woman: Lynsey Addario, a photojournalist with a distinguished record in war zones. It appears from the journalists' accounts to their Times colleague that she was treated as badly and as well as her colleagues, with an… » 3/22/11 1:45pm 3/22/11 1:45pm