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The assault lasted for up to half an hour, but was not thought to be a rape.
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted and sexually abused by an Egyptian crowd last week during the celebration of President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step aside.
She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating.
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.
In Iraq, I mourn not just the people I knew but that sense of promise that existed even in the toughest times in the 1990s that women could have an equal place in this society. There are no women in senior Cabinet positions in the latest Iraqi government. For a while they didn't even have a woman as Women's Affairs minister. Even more heartbreaking are the talented young women I meet here all the time who dream of being lawyers or doctors but can't because those are professions that would put them in contact with men.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
This is the first I've heard of this story. I am shocked and saddened for Lara. Man oh man this makes me so sad. I pray for her friends and family to support her and love her and for Lara to have all the strength in the world to heal both physically and psychologically from this nightmare of experience.
This isn't about me, so I must let my anger flow through and away from me. But my natural instincts are to want to protect her like a sister or daughter, and to avenge her, but like I said, it's not my place.
She's so bright, and smart, and for people to be making jokes, or using her trama as a platform to move their agenda's forward sickens me even further.
I pray for Lara.