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'Gaddafi's daughter-in-law threw boiling water over my head'

Horrific burns of nanny abandoned in dictator's mansion

Shweyga Mullah was allegedly burned by Hannibal Gaddafi's wife, Aline Skaf, at their luxury home in western Tripoli.

A guard tried to help her but was threatened with imprisonment and Mullah, 30, was left outside in the cold for three days with no food.

She is unable to seek medical treatment because the family did not pay her in the year she worked for them.

Weak from her injuries, the Ethiopian sat on a mattress on the floor, where she was found and calmly told her story to CNN.

Mullah came from her home country to work as a nanny for the couple's young daughter and son a year ago.

She explained how model Aline lost her temper when her daughter wouldn't stop crying and Mullah refused to beat the child.

'She took me to a bathroom. She tied my hands behind my back, and tied my feet. She taped my mouth, and she started pouring the boiling water on my head.'

'When she did all this to me, for three days, she wouldn't let me sleep,'  Mullah said.

'I stood outside in the cold, with no food. She would say to staff, 'If anyone gives her food, I'll do the same to you.' I had no water - nothing.'

Mullah was burned twice, the latest incident three months ago.

Reporter Dan Rivers said that when he walked in the room, he thought she was wearing a hat because her injuries were so bad.

'Then the awful realisation dawned that her entire scalp and face were covered in red wounds and scabs, a mosaic of injuries that rendered her face into a grotesque patchwork.

'Her chest, torso and legs are all mottled with scars -- some old, some still red, raw and weeping. As she spoke, clear liquid oozed from one nasty open wound on her head'.

Daily Mail and CNN


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