Iman al-Obeidi: Amnesty action alert

// 3 April 2011

Amnesty International have put out an Urgent Action alert asking for appeals to be sent in relation to Iman al-Obeidi (previous F-Word posts here and here). Click through for details.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws have also commented here.

Comments From You

Saranga // Posted 3 April 2011 at 10:07 am

Done. Here’s what I emailed to the Gaddafi Development Foundation Executive Director, details supplied by Amnesty:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you in reference to the detainment of Eman al-Obaidi.

Ms al-Obeidi has been arrested and kept prisoner since she accused members of Gaddafi’s army of subjecting her to a violent gang rape. The United Nations Security Council has classified rape as a war crime.

I request that the Libyan authorities immediately and unconditionally release Eman al-Obaidi and guarantee her safety and safe passage to a place of her choosing.

I also request that that Libyan authorities start a full, thorough and independent investigation into her allegations of rape and torture against her. if her accusers are found guilty, I would like to see them punished and brought to justice.

Rape is a grevious and violent crime, and those who are victims of it should not be punished for talking about their ordeal.

Yours sincerely,

(name, county and country)


Is this the right sort of thing to send? I haven’t written one of these letters for years.

Saranga // Posted 3 April 2011 at 10:10 am

ok, the email address: comes back witha failure notice. So I resent it to which seems to have worked.

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