03/31/2011 09:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mother Of Iman al-Obeidi, Libya Woman Claiming Rape, Would 'Strangle' Gaddafi (VIDEO)

The mother of the Libyan woman who claims she was gang raped by Moammar Gaddafi's troops spoke out about the alleged attack on her daughter.

"I'm not afraid of Gaddafi," says Aisha Ahmed. "If I were to see his face, I would strangle him."

Like most of the world, Ahmed saw the chaotic reports and footage of Iman al-Obeidi being physically dragged away by government minders after bursting into a Tripoli hotel to tell reporters she had been raped. "I couldn't stop crying," she says. "I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep."

Family members say they support al-Obeidi and do not believe she has been freed despite reports. Though she claims to have received bribes from anonymous sources, Ahmed has refused. "I won't exchange my daughter's honor for money," she notes.

Watch video of CNN's interview with Ahmed below: