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UN: Security Council criticised over rape in Libya

Publish Date: 14 Apr 2011
Source: Al Jazeera

Margot Wallstrom, UN Special Envoy on Sexual Violence. Photo/Al Jazeera.

A UN special envoy has criticised the Security Council for failing to mention the risks of sexual violence against women in two recent resolutions on Libya.

In a speech to the council, Margot Wallstrom cited the highly publicised case of Eman al-Obeidy - the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel last month to tell journalists she had been raped by pro-government fighters.

Wallstrom said other reports suggested al-Obeidy's case was not an isolated incident.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York, had this to say on the issue.  (2:19)

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