Gaddafi nanny ‘had boiling water poured over head’

Nanny says she was abused by wife of Gaddafi’s son Hannibal (with video)

LAST UPDATED AT 15:18 ON Tue 30 Aug 2011

The Ethiopian nanny of Gaddafi's son Hannibal and his wife, Aline Skaf, has claimed that she was brutally tortured for refusing to beat their toddler when he was crying, and that she was forbidden from seeking medical treatment for her severe burn wounds.

Shweyga Mullah, 30, told journalists that Skaf "took me to a bathroom and tied my hands behind my back and tied my feet. She taped my mouth. Then she started pouring the boiling water on my head".

"There were maggots coming out of my head because she had hidden me and no-one had seen me," Mullah told CNN. "And then [a guard] found me and put me in the hospital."

But the Gaddafi couple found Mullah and brought her back home, threatening the guard who helped her with prison if he interfered again.

Mullah also says she has not been paid a penny for her year in their service. Co-workers are said by CNN to have backed up her account. The interview begins 50 seconds into the video. · 

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