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(CNN) -- Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who said she was raped by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, spent 72 hours under interrogation after being dragged away from the Tripoli hotel where she tried to tell journalists of her alleged abuse, she told CNN by telephone Monday.
Interrogators poured water on her face and threw food at her during the relentless questioning, which ended only after she was examined by a doctor to prove she had been raped, she told CNN's "AC360."
"And when the test came it verified that I was raped and tortured, and then I was freed," she said, speaking by telephone through a translator.
Al-Obeidy said that in contrast with the brutality she endured at the hands of Gadhafi loyalists, her treatment after being taken from the hotel was more abusive psychologically than it was physically.
But she said the public statements from a state TV anchor and government officials, who initially called her mentally ill, drunk and a prostitute, have ruined her reputation.
Al-Obeidy said people laugh at her now and that her spirits and morale are low. She said she has nightmares.
"They did not give me a chance to respond," she said.
Al-Obeidy burst into the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli on March 26 while international journalists staying there were having breakfast.
She told reporters she had been taken from Benghazi, held against her will for two days and raped by 15 men.
Her legs and face were bruised and she had blood on her right inner thigh. Her visible injuries appeared to support her allegations, but CNN could not independently verify her story.
Government officials tried to subdue her, scuffling with reporters in the process, and eventually dragged her away.
Al-Obeidy said she is no longer in government custody, and has spent time with her sister. But she said she cannot leave the house where she is staying as officials from the police or army will pursue her and "mentally torture" her.
She said that when she tries to leave the house, officials chase her down and take her to a police station. But police don't know what to do with her since she is not charged with a crime, and she is released.
She said she has been abducted by Gadhafi forces three times -- the first time from the hotel, the second time when she tried to escape to Tunisia last week and a third time on Sunday. She said the abduction Sunday and accompanying threats were an effort to prevent her from taking her complaints to a police investigations unit.
Her father told CNN on Monday that he had not spoken with her since Wednesday and still had no idea where she was.
The Libyan government has repeatedly said that she had been freed and said Monday it has no idea where she was.
CNN's "AC360°" spoke with al-Obeidy by phone Sunday. CNN conducted a second phone interview with her Monday.
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