Racy photos have emerged of the wife of one of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons posing in lingerie in luxury hotel rooms during the tyrant’s brutal rule.
In the dozens of photographs, found on a laptop belonging to Gaddafi’s 36-year-old son Hannibal, he and his Lebanese wife Aline Skaff are shown partying on a private jet, on a yacht off the Egyptian coast and in some of the shots are surrounded by alcohol, which is banned in Libya.
Pictures of former lingerie model Aline Skaff found by rebels show her in pornographic poses in luxury hotel rooms. It was the family’s lavish lifestyle which helped fuel anger in Libya
The couple are infamous for having provoked diplomatic tensions with Switzerland when they were arrested in 2008 in a luxury hotel in Geneva for allegedly assaulting two former servants.
After the fall of Tripoli last month, an Ethiopian nanny also claimed she had been beaten and severely burnt while working for the couple.
The undated photographs, made available to AFP, show the couple on luxurious trips to Paris, Rome and the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
They are shown flying on a private jet, lounging in bathing suits on a luxury yacht and shopping in expensive boutiques.
Other photos show them staying in luxury hotel rooms, para gliding, scuba diving and visiting Tripoli zoo.
Skaff, 31, is often shown in suggestive poses on beds or at the beach with some of the photos being pornographic in nature.
It was this lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the Gaddafi family and their entourage which helped fuel the anger in Libya that led to the uprising against the former dictator.
Hannibal was among a group of family members, including Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, son Mohammed and daughter Aisha, who escaped to neighbouring Algeria after the fall of Tripoli.
After Hannibal was arrested in Switzerland, his father’s regime demanded that no charges be brought and an ‘apology’ should be issued over the allegations that he had assaulted two former servants, a Tunisian and a Moroccan.
Discovery: The pictures of the couple, infamous for having provoked diplomatic tensions with Switzerland when they were arrested in 2008 in a luxury hotel in Geneva, were found by rebels