Gaddafi’s female victims continue to suffer silently


th_GaddafiFrench journalist Annick Cojean has made waves across the world by coming up with a book on slain Libyan dictator Muammer Gaddafi.In his seminal contribution to shed light on Gaddafi’s terror,his book is full of horrific accounts from some school girls who were kidnapped,raped and used by him as sex slaves.

The book -Les Proies: Dans le harem de Kadhafi (Prey: In Gaddafi’s Harem)-published last week,cites the case of one victim called Soraya.She was barely 15 when she was abducted in 2004 by the late dictator’s ‘talent scouts’ after she was chosen to give him a bouquet when he visited her school. “Gaddafi had accepted the gift before placing his hand on her head”,states the book.

“The next day women in uniform appeared at her mother’s hair salon in Sirte and explained Gaddafi or the Guide, wanted her for another ‘bouquet’ ceremony. She was driven for hours through the desert, had blood taken and her breasts measured before being stripped and shaved. After being dressed in a thong and low-cut white satin dress, Soraya was escorted to Gaddafi’s bedroom and was shocked to find him naked”,a report based on details provided by the book states.

“He grabbed my hand and forced me to sit next to him on the bed,” she recounts, adding, ‘I didn’t dare look at him.” ‘He said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m your papa. That’s what you call me, isn’t it? But I’m also your brother and your lover. I’m going to be all that for you. Because you are going to stay and live with me forever.”

This is not all.”When another girl performed oral sex on Gaddafi he would tell Soraya to ‘Watch and learn’. Another victim, Houda, who was 18 when she met Gaddafi said he abused her for five years after she agreed to have sex with him if he freed her brother”,states the same report.

In fact,the women’s accounts have helped the international community to know how cruel and sadist was Gaddafi.In the same book,”One girl describes how she was forced to wear lacy underwear and watch porn films. She added that Gaddafi had ‘needed’ several girls every day. He also raped boys, sometimes in Soraya’s presence. “

The book claims that the trauma of Gaddafi’s sex victims was not over after his death.Since their families had ex communicated them for having sex with him when they were not married,they continued to suffer in silence.

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