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Libya Claims Arrests in Rape Case

Libyan authorities say they have arrested five men after a woman burst into a hotel where foreign journalists were staying and claimed to have been raped. The woman, Iman al Obeidi, is reportedly a law school graduate, but a Libyan spokesman said she was a prostitute. Despite the arrests—which include the son of a high-ranking Libyan police officer—Obeidi has not been seen since Sunday. Libyan authorities say she is with her family and may soon participate in do interviews.