August 31st, 2011
12:41 PM ET

Help for burned Gadhafi family nanny

A fundraising page has been set up by Anti-Slavery International, in conjunction with CNN, to raise money for the treatment and care of Shwygar Mullah, a domestic worker for Hannibal Gadhafi in Libya who was found severely scalded by boiling water.

CNN is helping aid agencies arrange for Shwygar to be taken to an international burn clinic for treatment. It is estimated that it will take up to eight months for Shwygar to recuperate and the money raised will go to paying for any extra care she needs, including her living costs and flights.

Money raised beyond the amount needed for Shwygar’s care will be used by Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organization, which works to protect domestic workers from abuse and slavery across the world.

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  1. Ekow Tachie Ephraim

    This is just awful, that Gadhafis would do something like this to someone that has worked for their family.I am disgusted!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Ana22

      I think you are right.....I never belived that a human can do this to another one....more i think about it, more disgusted i am....

      September 7, 2011 at 6:15 am | Reply
    • Ana22

      I think you are right.....This is terrible....Something is wrong in this world....

      September 7, 2011 at 6:16 am | Reply
  2. jose

    let's also help the innocent kids, women and old people being killed by NATO terrorist bombs.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Reply
    • Michael

      It's easy to criticise NATO for bombing civilians, but do you really think that they did so on purpose. The stories coming out of Libya now seem to show that the risk was worth it. Iran for example was quick to condemn NATO, but also was in support of the Rebels. What a joke that country is.

      August 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Reply
      • Demilynn

        Clealy you've never seen any of this:

        September 1, 2011 at 6:42 am |
      • Notaposter

        @demilynn Oh look! it's the video of the cameramen holding something that can be confused as a weapon in the middle of a battlefield... How could that go wrong?

        September 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • Jerry Symnowsjki

      Are you serious you idiot?????????????

      September 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Calders

      You and your friends on this link need to grow up. How insular you must be to think that NATO as an organisation are terrorists, you haven't the slightest idea what terrorism is. You're as idiotic as the morons that believe they'll have 72 virgins in so called paradise. How sad you must be when you have conversation with other people, that is if other people can stand to listen to you and you uneducated thoughts.

      September 5, 2011 at 5:05 am | Reply
  3. Ikemefuna

    I have never seen anything this bad in my life. I will like to encourage anyone who has read or seen these images to donate towards this noble course. No amount is too small. You cant afford to look the other way. Thumbs up to CNN for this initiative. You guys have raised the bar for international journalism!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  4. Stephanie

    What goes around, comes back around Mrs Hannibal.

    September 1, 2011 at 4:09 am | Reply
  5. Mimi of Toronto

    This is the horrific inhumane act of Aline, wife of Hannibal Gadhafi, son of Moammar Gadhafi. She needs to be brought to justice. She needs to know exactly how it feels to have boiling water poured over her miserable head & body and let her fend for herself with no help. I pray to God that someone will see to it that this is done to Aline. Oh, and no medical treatment is to be provided for her. Now, that would be sweet justice.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Reply
    • AliciaW

      Since I first heard of this story I've been following it. My thoughts exactly that Aline should be handed out the same fate she displayed to others. Death is too good for her. Let her suffer & tend to herself. What a sadistic monster!!!! JMO

      September 8, 2011 at 9:26 am | Reply
  6. Notaposter

    Like father, like son...

    September 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  7. Mimi of Toronto

    The whole Gadhafi family is coward. Gadhafi & extended family lived a life of luxury while the rest of the people had hardly anything, even with all the rich Lybian oil. Gadhafi demands people to fight for him and for Lybia but they themselves are in hiding and nowhere to be seen. Bunch of cowards!

    September 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Reply
    • AliciaW

      Gaddafi's tragedies are coming to an end. It's just a matter of time. The people of Libya are fed up. Now, he's running like the scared coward Osama Bid Laden was.

      September 8, 2011 at 9:29 am | Reply
  8. DieselFewl

    End this trajesty. and for chrissakes give those poor hockey players something for their effort!!!

    September 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  9. DieselFewl

    Navigating this site isnt very easy btw!!!! People should read over their bibles again and realizr that their gods would not approve of slavery.

    September 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  10. DieselFewl

    Re-read the Bible, the Torah, the koran.... every human is deserving of common human decency and a large degree of freedom to noursih their minds.

    September 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  11. damnarrogance

    This act was committed by a woman who was privileged. Why is it that the privileged in many cases can not assimilate with the rest of humanity? They have a compulsory habit of dehumanizing regular people. Find Aline hold her feet to the fire!

    September 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  12. fafi

    Now voices who stood for Gaddafi and his family must observe for the kinds of deeds which they have been defending.

    September 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  13. Alberto N Jones

    Why so much distortion and lies attempting to justify another crude aggression to the poor, weak, we dislike. No difference here than 1492, when the forefathers of these, invaded the same area with their Swords, Shield and Bibles. Now, they use Tomahawk, Bombers, Cruises Missiles and hordes of mercenaries.

    Why in the name of fairness, have not shared with your readers, You Tube, Things They Will Not Tell Us About Ghaddafi?

    And please, add to this barbaric list of actions by Ghaddafi son, the families of hundrededs of Blacks murdered in their homes, on subway stations, in riots in Miami, LA, on streets across the US or those from Abu Ghraib, Gitmo or Khandahar, all found innocent.

    September 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • jose

      You're right... and these fascists make campaign for only one person, who's being used by west terrorists to make a political campaign against Ghaddafi. Help this woman is easy, we don't need campaigns, websites, nothing to help her, the terrorists will receive billions of USD from UK and France, 0,000000000001% of that money is enough to help her. But we all know it will not be used for what it's supposed to.

      We should make campaigns for help the starving kids of Somalia, problem that happen because a certain country financed warlords there. Or the Palestinian kids who have no hospitals, no school and no food because the embargo.

      And if the NATO terrorists invaded Libya with excuse to "protect civilians", why they don't invade Chile, where Pinochet followers are killing students, or invade Israel, where Palestinian kids are shot by the army. They could also invade Saudi Arabia, where innocent people are flogged to death and government says who protest against the regime will be killed. Why only Libya was victim of west terrorists?

      September 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Reply
      • Get out!!

        I bet you these guys who " comment " on Nato and the west are most likely living in one. But to get the picture straight; most in the west don't like being involved in your countries, the stupidity of which you are a prime example, the poverty, brought up on you by your own people, the killing of people, brought up on by your own people, the misery, brought up on by your own leaders, the backward state of your countries, brought up on by your own leaders, doesn't go down well in the developed world. We would rather see people with two kids going to university, driving a car, owning a house with a morgage and being healthy. I know it sounds strange to you; you want to rule with; hate, death, destruction and stupidity by your right religion. So do the world a favor; go back and help out!

        September 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  14. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    In syria demented greedy criminals that like to feel superior and empowered over others think nothing of scalding the skin off of the face and scalp of their slaves.In america the same thing happens to those who allow themselves to be divided from their loving families by many forms of propaganda.The devils are all who hate black hispanic, and asian peaple. LET US ALL RISE UP AND GIVE THEM NOTHING BUT A DRINK OF THEIR OWN CUP. THEN,LET US ALL TAKE FROM THEM;EVERYTHING!

    September 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Mister H

      You sound like one of those demented criminals. You are pathetic. Go away, I am tired of seeing in this forum spewing garbage and nonsense. Did you take your medicine today?

      September 3, 2011 at 7:20 am | Reply
  15. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Resist those devils and they shall fle from us. Then they will run out of fuel one sixth of their demented way through the cosmos before rendering themselves fragmented.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  16. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Resist those devils and they shall flee from us. Then they will run out of fuel one sixth of their demented way through the cosmos before rendering themselves fragmented.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  17. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    POWER IS OF THE CELESTIAL SPHERE.All we have is powerfully granted abilities of equal proportions.ANY QUESTIONS ? I,by the POWER invested within me, and without me; CONQUER and DESTROY all those who have agreived me.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  18. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Please make due restitution or suffer the same fate.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  19. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Please make due restitution or suffer the same fate.Whether I Live,and/or whether I die.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  20. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    To all Nations.Especially Africa and Asia and South America. Denounce the imperial infidels that want to take your preciouse land and your little girls and your women.Unite and form an inpenetrable trust amonge you and your allies. CELLESTIAL LAW IS KING AND QUEEN.KING AND QUEEN IS NOT CELLESTIAL LAW.UNITE AND FIGHT TO THEIR END.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Mister H

      Why don't you shut the fuck up, you sound like you are on drugs or in need of drugs. You don't make any sense at all. Go away and leave this forum for those who have something meaningful to share.

      September 3, 2011 at 7:17 am | Reply
  21. Xenia

    This is only the tip of an iceberg of mankind's evil. Seclusion of any kind must be brought down onto the broad daylight.

    September 3, 2011 at 1:06 am | Reply
  22. Mister H

    Well, dogs like Qaddafi don't see his nanny as a human being. As reported by CNN, they care more for their dogs than they care for their staff. That poor lady was no more than a piece of property in the eyes of the Qaddafi clan. I hope they get caught and hanged in a public square soon.

    September 3, 2011 at 7:14 am | Reply
    • jose

      And Libyans are seen as nothing but slaves who will work for give all oil and natural resources to US / NATO mercenaries. Or do you really think NATO terrorists invaded Libya to save civilians? If you do, then let me know why NATO only help Libyans and do nothing to help Palestinians, Bahrenis, Saudi Arabians, Chileans...

      And I wonder why Al Quaeda leaders and people who signed torture and executions during Ghaddafi's regime are being helped by NATO terrorists. If their objective is save and protect civilians, is there any sense in help torturers and Al Quaeda members to steal the country? At least this time they didn't invent Ghaddafi had 100,000 nuclear bombs pointed to US and EU. Same excuse do not work twice... so the excuse now is "protect civilians". Let's see what will be excuse to invade Syria... maybe they feel ashamed and decide say the truth: Steal natural resources and install a US base to dominate the region.

      September 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  23. Kat

    Good on you, CNN!

    September 4, 2011 at 4:36 am | Reply
  24. Hirut

    This girl's story is really having a profound effect on me. How is it any human being is capable of such dispicable crime? how? And yet it is not unique. you know there are thousands of domestic workers who go through similar kind of abuse yo all know where. Why is such an act of barbarism allowed to happen anywhere; in this day and age of civilisation? I believe, the Algerian government has a moral obligation to pass this particular woman to the International Criminal Court. It should not be just politial Gaddafis. Bringing one or two of such crimnals to the ICC would send shockwaves to those who belieive they are untouchables!!!! Thank You so much CNN. Nobodyelse had bothered to report this barbarism.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  25. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Miserable mr. h sounds like he has been in a seclusion of his own what a burst of intellecual class ass ah act articulation that was mr. h. you should join xenia.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  26. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    oh and speaking about evil ...this is the entire gracioups glacier... so be cool and start hopeing that eye do not melt.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  27. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    mr. h are you prepared.if yes that means you can be refered to as preperation h

    September 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  28. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Gadhafi seems to be on a crack binge and war shocked or just on a crack could be western propaganda.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  29. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    Who can really say what burned the gadhafi nany. it could have been a nato bomb.the nany is trying to get to the united states on a pity visa so she can plant a bomb in america. it is a trick.

    September 4, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • jose

      I also believe NATO terrorists burned her and forced her to lie to make pro-terrorism propaganda. It's easy and entire world knows USA taught Al Qaeda do it during their training to destroy Afghanistan democracy in 90's.

      September 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Reply
    • AliciaW

      Aline burned the nanny w/ boiling water. Have you taken your medications today?????

      September 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • AliciaW

      Antonio: What planet do you live on? Take your meds - if you aren't on any, get some mental health as soon as possible. You're in dire need of it . . .

      September 8, 2011 at 9:40 am | Reply
  30. Antonio Velasquez Jr.

    the gadhafi nany is a spy.

    September 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  31. rama factn el saiid

    Alah legba alah abcala.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:21 am | Reply
  32. rama factn el saiid

    alegh digbi ac al acdbale.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:24 am | Reply
  33. rama factn el saiid

    Imn ecbd abduk lakin obdul akbale inikhiaim.alah legba.alah legba.alah legba.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:27 am | Reply
  34. rama factn el saiid

    Now where the heckba did i leave my camel.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:29 am | Reply
  35. strangways

    Isn't the Gadhafi clan in Algeria? Surely some Western government has good relations with them and can have Hannibal's wife arrested to stand trial for attempted murder – a nice 20 year sentence in a grim prison cell plus all of her assets should bring her back down to earth. It won't give this poor woman her face back, but it should send a message.

    September 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  36. Lubaba

    I am really crying because ethiopian is until modern slavery because of why ethiopian governer / leader dictatorship , he killed 1000 of peoples in 2005 election. Please,please help us / ethiopian people democratic country.

    September 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  37. Loya

    120,000 Civilians killed by US forces in Iraq and 60 civilians bombed dead in Afghanistan by NATO. CNN and British PM making noise about a Ghaddafi domestic servant. Shame on media

    September 6, 2011 at 6:34 am | Reply
    • Hirut

      So Loya, you are concerned with the thosands who are dead which you should be, but you think the Gaddafi,"servant" as you rudely referred to her getting a lucky mention on CNN is bothering you. Being scolded by boiling water head to toe and being denied medical care is no news to you possibly just like the evil attacker, you are indifferent to poor people's plight. People like you make me sick. You cannot be concerned about the suffering of one group just because they fit your political agenda or ethnic affliation and at the same time you are completely oblivious to the suffering of others. Double standard.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  38. Loya

    Correction: 60,000 civilians killed by NATO in Afghanistan.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:35 am | Reply
  39. jose

    Modern slavery is what will happen in Libya when the terrorists sit on their chairs. Libyans will work for 50 cents a day while NATO terrorists and USA imperialists steal all the profit. A shame nobody make this noise for the poor kids who are brutally killed by USA, NATO and Israel in their wars for profit.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  40. tokyo

    what about a fund for the relatives of the 3,000 civilians that were killed by the 17,000 bombs dropped on a country of 6 million or one for every 350 people by the USA Bombers and NATO one fund for one person is counterproductive and is justifies the killing of those 3,000 civilians by over sensationalizing a Gadaffi family mistake and not an intentional non-personal killing of the 3,000 civilians that they were suppose to be protecting

    September 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  41. KI-KI

    This totally turns my stomach! How disgusting! I'm glad she is finally getting the help she deserves. There are more people out there being abused in the worst possible ways and I hope that their abusers are found and punished for the sadistic behavior. No should be treated like this! But it is more common than we realize.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Reply
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    Remember Qusay & Uday Hussein? Now it’s the Gadhafi kids. They all deserve the same treatment as their fathers. Amen

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