WBEZ | Iman al-Obeidi http://www.wbez.org/tags/iman-al-obeidi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en In Libya, al-Beidi's story raises awareness of sexual violence under Qaddafi http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/libya-al-beidis-story-raises-awareness-sexual-violence-under-qaddafi-848 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-07/109382376.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Libyan Iman al-Obeidi caught the world’s attention last month when she burst into a Tripoli hotel and told the international press she was detained and gang-raped by Qaddafi’s militiamen. The scene—and her subsequent seizure by pro-Qaddafi hotel workers—was captured on video.</p><p>Obeidi’s frankness won her many supporters among Libyan rebels. Her story also raises the issue of rape in a society that rarely speaks about sexual violence.</p><p>Asma Magariaf, a Libyan-American activist based in Washington D.C., discusses the significance of Obeidi’s tragic ordeal.</p></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/libya-al-beidis-story-raises-awareness-sexual-violence-under-qaddafi-848