Aug 31 2011
Apparently the punishment was inflicted when the maid refused to to beat the woman’s crying daughter.
Ecad Forum The badly burned former nanny of two of Moammar Gadhafi’s grandchildren was receiving medical treatment Tuesday in the burn unit of a Tripoli hospital. Even though the burns were inflicted three months ago, she clearly was still in considerable pain, but she told her story calmly. She’d been the nanny to Hannibal’s little son and daughter.
The 30-year-old came to Libya from her native Ethiopia a year ago. At first things seemed OK, but then six months into her employment she was burned by Aline, she said. Three months later the same thing happened again, this time much more seriously. She said 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 like this,” she said, imitating the vessel of scalding hot water being poured over her head.
She peeled back the garment draped carefully over her body. 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 an open wound on her head. After one attack, “There were maggots coming out of my head, because she had hidden me and no one had seen me,” Mullah said.