A doctor working to determine rates of post-traumatic stress disorder in Libyan children came across, in her work, another startling statistic: at least 259 women who say they were raped by Muammar Gaddafi’s militiamen. The women who came forward were mothers of the children that Dr. Seham Sergewa was treating; many wrote down their stories in the questionnaire Sergewa distributed, which drew 59,000 responses. "First they tied my husband up," one woman wrote. "Then they raped me in front of my husband and my husband's brother. Then they killed my husband."