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. Ellis from Panama

    CNN,by what God given right do you have to remove my post. How dare you.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhondi

      they own the website...they can do what they want with your post.

      June 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Angie Dahddie

    Shut up, Joe Mahma, and get your butt home!

    June 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Posts

    Yes, she is his daughter and let’s not forget that she is an adult! no matter how much you may love your children, I have been hoping that they will also keep little caylee in mind and do the right thing in her memory and let the chips fall where they need to fall.
    I do not believe in the death penalty, my personal beliefs are that no one has the right to take a life. unless your own or your family in in jeopardy (self-defense). there is some serious karma involved in this family.
    My prayers to everyone and that God will shine wisdom on the juror’s and justice for little Caylee

    June 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    Her father supported and protected her from the beginning and she throws him under the bus and tries to redirect all blame to him. Casey’s mother hopefully will clear up all these lies and tell the truth on the stand since she was the one from the beginning to think Casey killed her daughter

    June 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John Q. Citizen

    WHY IS IT EVERYTIME WE ATTACK A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY WE OPEN THE FLOODGATES AND LET THEM BRING THEIR BACKWARD WAYS INTO AMERICA??????????

    June 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angie Dahddie

    Why is your caps-lock key stuck, John Q?

    June 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John

    I am really sick of seeing this woman on the front page over and over for months. Seriously.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anthony's Case Posts

    Casey has little regard for anyone other than her selfish narcisistic ass. She will stoop to any length in order to continue to blame everyone else for what she did to that beautiful child, including throwing her parents and brother under the bus. I hope from this point on they realize that being there for her is a waste of time and insult to Caylee only because she doesn’t deserve their support. They can always love her but they don’t have to continue to be a part of her insane world.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anthony's Case Posts

    The state of Florida should bring ol’ sparky out of retirement for this psycho. Casey Anthony should ride ol’ sparky till her head flames up like the Ghost Rider. She’s spouted nothing but lie upon lie since day one.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John Q. Citizen

    LET ME GUESS SHE WANTS TO COME TO AMERICA NOW. BOO FREAKING HOO LADY GO BACK TO YOUR 3RD WORLD COUNTRY WITH THE REST OF YOUR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    June 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jazzzzzz

    She loved it! she was on top the entire time! all women love it!

    June 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chuk

    Why is CNN so obsessed with this story? Frankly, this girl's story sound too perfect to be true. She has annointed herself the "victim". I'm not buying it.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Krishna Ghimire

    Every time she does appear in terrific facial and body features and with makeup on her lips and face without bruises anywhere!

    I didn't see any black bruises near eyes except the paint on her eyebrows and her wearing a first-rate outfit!
    All CNN has to do next time is to take shooting of her which might look like real bruises, otherwise it is very hard to sale this crap!

    June 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ruebn

    Close our borders! We are overpopulated as it is and have our own issues to resolve.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. reddes

    What is it with these monkeys? Death To America! But please, I would love to come live there. Islam, the cult of psychotic bliss, with it's subjugation of women on the lighter side, strikes again.

    June 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emigdio

      Well then what are you? Do you side with the US or the terrorists?

      June 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
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