They raped me with their hands: Lara Logan

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Lara Logan
New York, April 29: Lara Logan, the CBS correspondent who survived a brutal sexual assault by the protesting mob in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo's, Tahrir square has recovered and spoke about the dreadful incident.

In interviews with "60 Minutes" and The New York Times which were released on April 28, Logan narrated the harrowing tale. She told CBS' Scott Pelley, "Our camera battery went down, and we had to stop for a moment, and suddenly, Bahar [the Egyptian cameraman] looks at me and says, 'we've got to get out of here'."

She added, "I thought, not only am I going to die here, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever and ever and ever."

She informed the Times that the attack on her lasted for around 40 minutes and involved 200 to 300 men.

"For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands. My clothes were torn to pieces...what really struck me was how merciless they were. They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence."

She said she wrote the statement disclosing what happened to her in Februrary because it "didn"t leave me to carry the burden alone, like my dirty little secret, something that I had to be ashamed of."

She had gone to Tahrir square in Cairo to cover the news of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, when she got separated from her crew and was mobbed and assaulted by a crowd of 200 to 300 men.

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