CBS reporter Lara Logan was in Tahrir Square after Mubarak stepped down. In the frenzy that followed she was raped and beaten by the peaceful Egyptian protesters.
CBS News says Lara Logan, shown covering the reaction in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, was attacked Friday and suffered a brutal beating and sexual assault before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. (AOL.com)
CBS correspondent Lara Logan was hospitalized after a brutal rape and beating in Egypt last week.
The Herald Sun reported:
TOP US-based journalist Lara Logan suffered a “brutal and sustained sexual assault” last week while reporting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
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The 39-year old CBS correspondent was in the centre of the square last Friday as crowds feted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.
Suddenly, Logan and her security team were circled by a mob of more than 200 people including “a dangerous element amidst the celebration,” CBS said in a statement.
“In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers,” CBS said.
Logan, who is CBS’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, was rushed out of the country the next day. She is currently at an undisclosed hospital receiving treatment.