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Libyan woman alleging rape arrives in US, UN says

A Libyan woman who accused soldiers loyal to Moammar Qaddafi of raping her arrived to the United States after living for almost two months in a refugee center in Romania, a UN official said Friday.

"She arrived to the United States" after leaving Romania on Wednesday morning, Claudia Liute, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Romania, told AFP.

She declined giving further details on Iman Al-Obeidi's location and condition.

Al-Obeidi, 29, attracted international media attention when she stormed into the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on March 26 and threw open her coat to reveal scars and bruises on her body.

She accused forces loyal to Qaddafi of abusing her after she was stopped at a checkpoint in Tripoli.

The woman had come to the emergency refugee transit center at Timisoara, western Romania, on June 6. The unit hosts refugees pending their relocation to third countries.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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