TRIPOLI, Libya — A Libyan government spokesman says the woman who burst into a hotel to tell foreign journalists how she was gang raped by Moammar Gadhafi's troops will face criminal charges.
Moussa Ibrahim said on Tuesday the men accused by Iman al-Obeidi have filed a case against her, calling her accusations a "grave offense."
Al-Obeidi rushed distraught into a Tripoli hotel on Saturday, seeking to speak about her ordeal. She was tackled by waitresses and government minders and dragged away from the site, and has since been missing. Her parents claim she is held hostage at Gadhafi's compound in the Libyan capital.
Libyan authorities have alternately labeled al-Obeidi a drunk, a prostitute and a thief.
The Associated Press only identifies rape victims who volunteer their names.