Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who claimed she was raped by Gaddafi forces, told Anderson Cooper horrifying details of her ordeal in an interview on Monday night.
Al-Obeidi, who was reportedly free on Monday, said that she is still being harassed by government forces and had been told not to discuss her experiences. However, Cooper said that she felt she had “nothing left to lose” after her abduction.
In a tearful audio interview, al-Obeidi recounted how she was abducted at a government checkpoint and held for days while being told she would “never see the light of day again.” She described being bound, beaten, and having alcohol poured over her eyes. She also said that she was gang raped repeatedly, and that one of the soldiers sodomized her with his Kalishnikov while her hands were bound. “Let the men from Eastern Libya come and see how we treat their women, how we rape their women,” she reports the guards saying.