ethiopiantimes

September 16, 2011

Shweyga Mullah arrives in Malta for treatment

Filed under: Ethiopia,Gadhafi,Lybia — ethiopiantimes @ 5:49 am
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Thursday, September 15, 2011, 14:30
Update 2: Gaddafi’s nanny arrives in Malta for treatment

The nanny tells of the abuse she suffered in the Gaddafi family home. AFP file video.

Video: Mark Zammit Cordina
The nanny tells of the abuse she suffered in the Gaddafi family home. AFP file video.

Shwejga Mullah, the Ethiopian nanny who suffered major burns which were left untreated when Hannibal Gaddafi’s wife Aline threw boiling water over her, arrived in Malta at 5.30 p.m.

Ms Mullar arrived in Malta on a Medavia charter plane funded by the Maltese government. The flight left from Misurata.

Coming down the aircraft with a bandaged head, she was given a bouquet of flowers from the Malta office of Global Relief Libya. She was taken straight to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment in a waiting ambulance.

The nanny was found alone in a room at the Gaddafi’s seaside mansion too sick and weak to go to the doctor a few days ago.

She said she had been abused three months ago, when the couple’s daughter would not stop crying and she refused to beat the child on Aline Gaddafi’s orders.

She said that she was never paid in the year she spent working for the Gaddafis.

Malta’s director of defence Vanessa Frazier said that Ms Mullah had been gracious on the flight and emotional for closing a chapter in her life that is Libya.

Asked whether she would be applying for asylum in Malta, Ms Frazier said that as Ms Mullah did not have a passport, arrangements were made to organise documentation for her from Cairo.

Once this documentation is sent, it would be up to Ms Mullah to decide what she should do. She has, however, told CNN she would like to return home to Ethiopia.

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