Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan assaulted in Egypt

Everyone let's pray for Lara Logan and her family. May she recover [physically and mentally] quickly from this traumatic vicious assault. This is a sickening story... from CBS News:

On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a "60 Minutes" story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.
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. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.
There will be no further comment from CBS News and correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

Two questions:  This happened four days ago.... why are we just hearing about this now? 
This happened on the Egyptians joyous celebratory day of Mubarak stepping down. I wonder what they would have done to her if he had not stepped down?

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