CBS reporter sexually assaulted by Egyptian mob

This is a terrible attack and no matter how mad these guys are at their former dictator sexual assault should not be tolerated in any place.

via Daily News

60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan suffered a “brutal and sustained” sexual assault at the hands of a large group of men while covering the Egyptian uprising, CBS News said.

It happened during Friday’s jubilation in Cairo‘s Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down.

“A dangerous element” in the crowd surrounded Logan and her crew, said CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco.

“It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy. In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

“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.”

At least 140 reporters have been injured or killed covering Egypt since Jan. 30, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Logan is a fearless foreign correspondent who has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous places.

Logan and her crew had been detained at gunpoint by security forces on Feb. 2, the same day that many journalists were beaten or kidnapped.