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RHUL must support Iman al-Obeidi
Petition Background (Preamble):
I am sure you are aware of the recent case of Iman al-Obeidi in Libya. Ms al-Obeidi rushed into a hotel full of western journalists to tell them that she had just been gang-raped by troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.
Despite being clearly distraught and showing the journalists bruises on her legs, she was tackled and dragged away by hotel staff and government minders. She is now facing criminal charges herself for bringing “dishonour” upon those whom she accused of rape. A government spokesman, Ibrahim Moussa, has been very dismissive of Ms al-Obeidi and has called her “drunk” and “disturbed”, and has shown absolutely no concern for her welfare.
We, the undersigned, are calling on you to release a public statement distancing RHUL from Mr Moussa and stating your support both for victims of rape and for the victims of violence in Libya.
The RHUL must support Iman al-Obeidi petition to Royal Holloway, University of London management was written by Jasmine Wyeth and is in the category Politics at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: royal holloway, iman al-obeidi, mussa ibrahim, libya, rape