Iman al-Obeidi
Bruises are seen on the face of Libyan woman Obeidi as she cries at a hotel in Tripoli REUTERS

The Libyan woman who announced to international media that she was gang-raped by Gaddafi troupes has been relocated to Romanian UN headquarters.

She is currently being cared for by UNHCR staff along with other refugees who have been evacuated from a number of difficult locations in the world, Machiel Salomons, UNHCR representative in Romania, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday.

Iman al-Obeidi drew global attention in March, when she ran into the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, where members of the international press were lodged, screaming that she had been gang-raped by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's soldiers at a checkpoint.

International media later spotted her in Tunisia and then Qatar, where she stayed for under a month.

Late last week, Qatar deported al-Obeidi back to Libya, to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Amnesty International issued a statement saying that al-Obeidi's deportation from Qatar violates international law.

Al-Obeidi has successfully applied for status as a refugee under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She is expected to stay in Romania for a maximum of six months.