Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/30/2011 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Aline Gaddafi accused of using boiling water to torture nanny, other accounts of abuse surface.

In a gruesome account of torture, a nanny for Hannabal Gaddafi's wife explained how boiling water was poured over her head, leaving her severely burned and scarred after she refused to beat a tearful child. 

Shweyga Mullah recounts to reporters how she was cruelly burned by Aline Gaddafi.

Shweyga Mullah recounts to reporters how she was cruelly burned by Aline Gaddafi.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/30/2011 (3 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Abuse, Gaddafi, nanny, Aline, Libya


TRIPOLI, LIBYA (Catholic Online) - Shweyga Mullah, an Ethiopian woman hired to work as a nanny for Aline Skaf Gaddafi, Hannibal Gadaffi's wife, recounted her story to reporters on Monday. Mullah was found alone in a room at the family's seaside mansion in Tripoli. Too sick and weak to go to the hospital or see a doctor, Mullah laid on the floor in pain, her wounds oozing. 

According to Mullah, the abuse occurred three months ago, when the couple's daughter would not stop crying and she refused to beat the child on Aline's Gaddafi's orders. When Aline lost her temper, she bound Mullah's hands behind her back, taped her mouth shut, led her to the bathroom, and proceeded to pour boiling water over her head. 

After the incident, Aline Gaddafi led her away and refused to let her sleep for three days. Mullah said she was left outside and wasn't given any food or water, rather she was forced to watch as the household  dogs ate their meals.

Mullah says she is unable to go to the hospital because she cannot pay--she hasn't been paid for her time, serving the Gaddafi family. She claims to have worked for over a year for the family.
Tales of abuse at the hands of the Gaddafi family are surfacing throughout the country.

Over the weekend, five women, former female bodyguards of Muammar Gaddafi, came forward to claim he has raped and beaten them. Other servants are telling their stories of abuse. And those who have tried to help the victims, like Mullah, have themselves been threatened with imprisonment or torture. 

The latest revelations simply add to the image of Gaddafi and his family as cruel, sadistic, and evil. The charges, if substantiated, will be added to the growing list of atrocities for which the various members of the Gaddafi family is wanted.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Africa

South Sudan President reluctantly signs a peace treaty with rebels Watch

Image of

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

South Sudan President Salva Kiir reluctantly signs a peace deal with rebels. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Despite serious doubts, South Sudan President Kiir signed a peace treaty between the army and rebels led by Riek Machar.Mechar previously signed the treaty ... continue reading


Catholic Bishops in Kenya call for support against polio vaccine Watch

Image of Advocacy against polio vaccines are being promoted by Kenyan Catholic Bishops.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Several Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya are urging citizens to boycott a mass polio campaign in their area. The bishops want to put a halt to the polio vaccination campaign, unless the safety of the vaccine has been confirmed with scientific testing. MUNINLUPA CITY, ... continue reading


Fifty people killed in Nigerian market bombing Watch

Image of Sources say the bombing has all the earmarks of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Sabon Gari, located in Borno State, is where the dreaded group is headquartered.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An explosive device detonated in a busy market in the Nigerian town of Sabon Gari killed at least 50 people and left many injured. The device went off in the early afternoon at the peak shopping period in Borno State. Sources say the bombing has all the ... continue reading


Archaeologist declares Queen Nefertiti's burial chamber has been finally discovered Watch

Image of Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, or Queen Nefertiti was the wife and

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

British archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona has proclaimed that a "ghost" doorway found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy-king of ancient Egypt, leads to the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) ... continue reading


Nigerian activist says President Bush, not Obama, did the most for Africans Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nigerian activist Emmanuel Obege isn't that impressed with U.S. President Barack Obama. "When you show up and you're saying to the people of Africa 'You need to legalize gay marriage'... I had a lot of Africans say, 'Well, when our presidents go to America we ... continue reading


Obianuju Ekeocha: Defending Human Dignity by Defunding Planned Parenthood Watch

Image of

By Obianuju Ekeocha

My country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate completely through laws and societal codes, the dark elements within it that hurt and harmed men, women and children in the centuries past.Today my people bask in both the wonderful splendor of culture and the ... continue reading


Minnesota dentist accused of hunting famous African lion, Cecil, faces extreme backlash from the world Watch

Image of Walt Palmer pictured with previous hunting kill.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

PETA or the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has stated that the dentist accused of killing the famous lion Cecil in Zimbabwe needs to be "extradited, charged and, preferably, hanged." MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - It has been revealed to the ... continue reading


Kenyan women beat starvation by 'sack farming' Watch

Image of The method has created employment and generated income for both rural and urban dwellers, and has proved to be a good way for farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change, he added.

By Caroline Wambui, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture. NTURUKUMA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jane Kairuthi ... continue reading


Two soldiers injured during a terrorist attack in Algeria Watch

Image of

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

Algeria continues to pay for its fight against terrorism. After a deadly attack perpetrated in the region of Ain Defla on July 17, against an army patrol, terrorist groups reappeared in the eastern region of Batna on July 27 with an attack against a military barrack. ... continue reading


Algeria holds international conference on stopping radicalization around the world Watch

Image of

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

Radicalization is a generic phenomenon that plagues all democratic societies. The radicalization of armed groups, that carry out attacks everywhere worldwide, challenges all governments at the highest level. ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - This perspective was ... continue reading


All Africa News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 1:17-19
17 'As for you, prepare yourself for action. Stand up ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
1 In you, Yahweh, I take refuge, I shall never be put ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 29th, 2015 Image

St. Sabina
August 29: St. Sabina's feast day is August 29th. We know St. Sabina only ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter