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Details emerge on Lara Logan attack

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CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was stripped, whipped with flagpoles, and beaten in Tahrir Square while she reported on Egypt’s political unrest, reports the Times of London.

Logan was attacked by thugs, who reportedly dragged her away from her news team during public celebrations of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Logan was reportedly stripped and beaten for a half hour, leaving her covered in welts and wounds. Logan also endured “aggressive pinching,” the Times reported, citing American sources.

According to the New York Post, Logan escaped being raped when a group of Egyptian women jumped on top of her as a way to protect her.

Logan’s news crew did not escape the incident unscathed. The Times added that attackers broke the hand of a security guard.

“Lara is getting better daily,” a friend told the Times. “The psychological trauma is as bad as, if not worse than, the physical injuries. She might talk about it at some time in the future, but not now.”

CBS News said in a statement last week that Logan suffered a “brutal and sustained” sexual assault as she covered Egypt’s political unrest. Logan was released from the hospital Wednesday and returned to her Washington, D.C.-area home to be with her husband and children.

  • newscollective

    Lara logan is the perfect example for the passion shown towards journalism
    http://www.newscollective.com/blog/?p=3729

  • SuperTalk

    Islam – A Religion of gang rape?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Seagull/100001191325694 Danny Seagull

    THE RELIGION OF PEACE……..ISLAM????????

    • dandapani

      Yes, ROP. It will be when the entire world is converted to Islam and there are no more infidels to persecute. ROP is self-referential and doesn’t apply to the condoned treatment of outsiders.

  • highplainsgrifter

    Thank you, Egyptian women.

  • chuckh

    I doubt that she will see this post, but I want to say that we all deeply regret what she had to endure. We wish her a speedy recovery and internal peace and healing.

    Also many thanks to the Egyptian women that came to her aid. We are very grateful for their bravery.

    • SCGirl

      I could not have expressed my thoughts better. Thank you Chuckh for your note, Thanks to the Egyptian women who stepped in and risked themselves to rescue an obvious stranger.

      Lara – please know that there are many who wish you a speedy recovery and who wish you well.

  • BillyShaft

    Attacked by “thugs”?

    More like attacked by the “populist, freedom-loving Egyptians”. Remember them?

    All these heroic muz brotherhood folk want is the freedom to kill Jews and Infidels…that’s all.

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