Weapon of war

You know, it just wouldn’t be a war without rape, right? Sexual assault is just the price women have to pay for simply being alive!

Benghazi, Libya (CNN) — In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya the whispers and rumors about rape being used as a tool of war by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are coming from all corners of society, from rebel fighters to doctors and citizens, who have come in contact with families displaced by the conflict.

Now a Libyan psychologist has come forward saying she has case study after case study that proves these rumors and whispers are true.

Psychologist Siham Sergewa has a number of distressing images which she says demonstrates the abuse of alleged victims — one appears to show a cigarette burn on a woman’s breast, another a faded bite mark, while several others show the deep purple hue of nasty bruises.

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