She was the nanny for Moammar Gadhafi's grandchildren, but Shweyga Mullah is best known as the victim of the Gadhafi family's cruelty.
She has since been flown to Malta for treatment at a hospital on the island.
It's all a long way from the day she was found last month abandoned in the servants' quarters in a compound used by the Gadhafi family. Mullah says they never even paid her.
She says Aline Gadhafi, the leader's daughter-in-law, poured boiling water over her head; punishment for refusing to beat one of the children.
Mullah is clear that once her treatment in Malta is finished, she wants to get home to her native Ethiopia and put this terrible chapter of her life behind her.