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Aid Sought for Alleged Gadhafi Torture Victim

Shweyga Mullah

Shweyga Mullah

An international rights group is raising money to help a disfigured Ethiopian woman who says she was tortured by a relative of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.

Anti-Slavery International and the U.S.-based CNN television network are raising funds for the treatment of Shweyga Mullah.

She is hospitalized in Tripoli with burns covering her head and torso. Mullah says Gadhafi's daughter-in-law, Aline Skaf, tied her up and poured boiling water on her head. Mullah was a caretaker for the family's children.

News reports from Algeria indicate Skaf and her husband, Hannibal Gadhafi, are among the former Libyan leader's relatives who have fled to Algeria.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.