Two British female activists, of Pakistani origin, with a so-called humanitarian convoy destined for the Gaza Strip were subjected to a brutal gang rape by five men in front of their father in Benghazi, Libya.
The Australian (h/t Maria J) The two women of Pakistani origin “were brutally raped in front of their father,” Awadh al-Barassi said on his Facebook page, condemning “a horrible act.” Barassi said he had been to see the two victims in Benghazi on Thursday, and that the family was “in a very bad psychological state.”
The women, accompanied by their father on the convoy organised by Turkish NGO IHH, had been destined for the Palestinian coastal enclave blockaded by Israel when it was blocked from leaving Libya and entering Egypt.
The three decided to return to Benghazi accompanied by two more Britons, with the aim of getting a flight home. But when they arrived in Libya’s second city they were abducted by five unidentified men. Another source said the family was now being looked after at the Turkish consulate in Benghazi.