Libya: Eman al-Obeidi recovering in Romania, UNHCR says

A Libyan woman who says she was raped by supporters of Col Muammar Gaddafi is recovering from her ordeal in a refugee centre in western Romania, the UN says.

Twelve weeks after she burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell her story to reporters, Eman al-Obeidi, 29, is now in a private clinic attached to the UN refugee centre in Timisoara, it says.

She arrived there from Libya’s rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Monday.

US officials have said she is welcome to apply for asylum in America.

They promised to prioritise any application she might make.


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