A Libyan woman who captured global attention this past spring when she claimed that Gadhafi's security forces gang-raped her finds herself back in harm's way. On Thursday, after escaping Libya and arriving safely in Qatar, Eman al-Obeidy and her parents were deported back to Libya. CNN has more:
In the hours leading to her deportation, armed guards had been posted outside her hotel room, preventing a representative from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from helping her, al-Obeidy told CNN. The U.N. agency had prepared papers for her departure from Qatar to begin a new life.
Al-Obeidy said Qatari authorities then took her and her parents from the Kempinski Residences & Suites in the Qatari capital. She said she was beaten and handcuffed, then forced onto a military plane to Libya.
The following video report offers more details on this traumatic story:
Fortunately, al-Obeidy is currently in a rebel-held area in Libya, though human rights activists and the U.S. State Department, alike, fear for her safety. After making her story widely known and planning and implementing an elaborate escape, al-Obeidy finds herself back where she originally started.