Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman whose harrowing story of rape at the hands of Gaddafi troops has gripped the world, said Monday that she still fears for her life, even after being released. In a telephone interview with Anderson Cooper, al-Obeidi said, “They have threatened me with death and told me I will never leave prison again if I go to the journalists or tell them anything that is happening in Tripoli.” Al-Obeidi said she was abducted three times by Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, and was sodomized with rifles and beaten until a fellow female prisoner helped her escape. She then burst into a hotel full of foreign journalists on March 26 and told her story. After being taken into police custody, she was questioned for 72 hours, where interrogators poured water on her face and threw food at her before a doctor confirmed she had been raped.
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