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Slavery, Literally
Slavery, Literally
Shweyga Mullah (pictured), 30, the Ethiopian nanny hired by Hannibal Gadhafi (left inset), Moammar Gadhafi's fourth son, was found by Libyan rebels abandoned in Hannibal Gadhafi's beach-side Tripoli estate after the family had abandoned it. Mullah was covered with scars, severe burns and untreated wounds that she said she had sustained mostly from Hannibal Gadhafi's wife, former model Aline Skaf (right inset). The burns were caused by boiling water that had been poured on Mullah's head when she refused to beat Hannibal Gadhafi's son to get his to stop crying. Ullah told CNN, "She [Skaf] took me to a bathroom and tied my hands behind my back, and tied my feet. She tied my mouth...and she started pouring the boiling water on my head." Mullah added, "For three days, she wouldn't let me sleep. 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 had only been with the family for a year, but is covered from head to toe with scars she will mostly likely bear for the rest of her life. Hannibal Gadhafi and Aline Skaf were also arrested in July 2008 in a hotel in Swizterland for assaulting two of their servants. After the arrests, Libya cancelled oil shipments, withdrew billions of dollars from Swiss banks, refused visas to Swiss citizens and recalled some of its diplomats. The charges were dropped, but in retaliation for the arrest the Gadhafi family urged a jihad against the Swiss.
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