Alleged Libyan rape victim leaves Libya for Malta, source says
Eman al-Obeidy has left Libya to go to Malta, a source told CNN.
June 5th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

Alleged Libyan rape victim leaves Libya for Malta, source says

Eman al-Obeidy has left Libya and is on the way to Malta with her father, according to a high-level U.S. State Department source. She will eventually head to a processing center in Europe before leaving for a final destination. Al-Obeidy grabbed the world's attention this spring when she accused Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's security forces of gang-raping her. She has told CNN on repeated occasions that she wants to go to United States. Read more about this story as it develops.

Watch CNN's Nic Robertson report on the latest about al-Obeidy. Watch details of why Qatar, where al-Obeidy had been staying, deported her back to Libya last week. The United States said it was "disappointed" with Qatar's move.

Libyan rebels are arbitrarily detaining dozens of civilians suspected of being loyal to Gadhafi and are holding them without trial or due process, Human Rights Watch charged Sunday. At least one person is thought to have died in custody, with his body showing signs of torture, the group said in a report based on visits to rebel-held parts of Libya. It is difficult to tell exactly how many civilians are being held without charge because some are held by militias and because the rebels do not clearly distinguish between civilian detainees and captured pro-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said.

The rebel Transitional National Council, based in Benghazi in eastern Libya, is seeking international support including money in its battle to oust Gadhafi. A NATO-led mission that has focused airstrikes on Gadhafi's military capability bolsters the rebel efforts.

For more on al-Obeidy, read CNN.com story about a CNN videographer who witnessed al-Obeidy's desperate cries when she rushed into the Tripoli hotel in late March.

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  1. Anthony's Case Posts

    She needs to Rot in Hell for what she has done to that baby! I don’t feel bad for her one bit…she is a cold bloodied murderer!!!! They say they see real tears when she cries….her baby cant cry no more!!!!! I hope she gets the death penalty and she should be put thru the same thing her baby was!!
    Obviously the kid didn’t drown, the body was found with duct tape over the mouth, with traces of chlorophorm (not sure if that’s how you spell it), plus there were traces of chlorophorm and a rotting smell coming from the trunk of her car. if you think there’s any chance that this poor girl drowned you are straight up stupid.
    I’ve followed this case since the beginning. Casey is a liar. Her lies are disgusting. I have no sympathy for Casey. I do not believe she was molested by her father or brother. I think she is a psychopath, plain and simple. When no one else supported her, her parents did; but she would rather throw them to the wolves than take any blame. I mean, this chick stole from her grandma. What kind of monster is she?
    Why not include Aliens… makes just as much defense as the one that they are giving. Ms. Anthony is guilty. Period. So many stories. So many lies. So many cover ups.
    I’ll be interested to see how Lawyer Baez gets from the drowning to the duct tape over the child’s mouth and nose. Unlike the chlorophorm etc. in the trunk of the car, there isn’t much room for alternate explanations of the tape.
    Quite frankly, I have seen enough. She is as guilty as sin and that child obviously did not die because of an accidental drowning in the grandfather’s swimming pool. That man was a professional law enforcement officer and would have done the right thing, especially if it was an accident. The defense is building up for a temporary insanity defense, and I am surprised her parents don’t strangle her for what is being alleged. This case has all the makings of the Simpson trial, except Casey Anthony is not rich and her defense team is getting all kinds of publicity.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      no way she gets found guilty... they dont even know how her baby died...

      June 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corvus1

      Wrong story bro.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Archy Bonkers

      Get a life everybody. This is a local Florida event, not a national issue....only to you idiots that follow every fart people make on the social disease networks....too much time on your hands

      June 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • trooperchix

      Shot in the dark... perhaps you should go to an Anthony Case story and post this. Did they kick you off?

      June 6, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nina Kay Carroll

    Thank you CNN for the update! I was just reading about her horrible assault by Qatari officials. Her treatment has been shameless. I hope she comes to the US now where she is loved and will be treated as the hero that she is. America loves you Eman!

    June 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      then all of christian sudanese women and children should have been green card into US long time ago from these Muslim predominate countries.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Posts

    So basically is everyone's fault but hers… because” I was molested by my father , because the other people hid the body, because my brother molested me too” and the list goes on .. really?? little to late to come up with all those “facts”, don't you think that the time to do it was at the beginning of all this ??? even if it was true her multiple lies and lack of credibility ,the lack of emotion and concern, even if she knew her daughter was dead, no remorse no soul expression during the entire process and suddenly the water works for the jury… c’mon!

    June 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. djsmps

    I'm sorry for her past predicamnet, but why is this breakiing news?

    June 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • XD

      More than likely because after she was forcibly deported back to Libya, many people figured that we would never hear about her again until her body surfaced elsewhere.

      It is good to know that she is relatively okay and on her way out of there.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Holyspirit

      It's not news anywhere but CNN.

      June 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ad

    fallen for the propaganda again???

    June 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • john639

      you're welcome to join her welcoming party and help us ensure she arrives safely and is well taken care of. Please send me your email address and we will call you when her welcome committee is formed. We would love for you to be the first person to wish her a happy life!!! You seem like such a nice and lovely person who has so much love to give!!!!

      June 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Geo In TO

    I hear she's already signed on for next season's Dancing With The Stars.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    9 months from now...we better be watching out for a new freddy kruger..

    June 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Holyspirit

    I cringe everytme I see her photo on CNN. No other news agency is covering this. Anyone know why?

    June 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dom

    How can this be classified as "Breaking News?" I understand her plight and feel sympathy for her, but to think this is breaking news is beyond me. It is nowhere near as important as anything else going on in the world today, and its only done so because of this "instant celebrity" she's gained from her accusations. Get over yourselves CNN.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name*Phil

    Good lord am glad she left I don trust the freaking TNG in they are bunch of AQ elements who have no respect for women,Qatar is another ex of undemocratic monarchies tat seriously needs a rev,I do hope it will be nxt on the Arab rev.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LiberaNewz2

    Not if NATO doesn't blow you up first!

    June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Justin

    This is stupid. How can she make this such a big deal. All i would like to see is proof that all of these terrible things. Shes nothing but trouble

    June 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. me

    Thank God ,we got rid of her

    June 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sam

    OMG. we so don't care.
    She tried to get an asylum in the US and failed, big whoop, just like millions of others who believes this freedom fairytale.

    June 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rob lowe

    NOT THIS CRAP AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
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