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Where Is Iman Al-Obeidi?

Iman al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, and was sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody, shouted as she told her story at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on Saturday (March 26, 2011). Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Iman al-Obeidi, who said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya, and was sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody, shouted as she told her story at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on Saturday (March 26, 2011).

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"Parents of a Libyan woman who claimed she was detained by Moammar Gadhafi's troops and later gang raped said in interviews aired Monday that their daughter is being held hostage at the Libyan leader's compound in Tripoli," The Associated Press reports.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Gadhafi regime says that Iman al-Obeidi has been freed and is with a sister in Tripoli.

The AP also produced this video report, which includes scenes from Saturday, when al-Obeidi came to a hotel in Tripoli where many journalists are staying and was hustled away by security.

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