Details of American journalist`s `sexual assault` emerge
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 19:16
  
New York: American journalist Lara Logan, who became a victim of "sexual assault" while reporting on the protests in Egypt, was stripped, punched, pinched and hit with flag poles, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Giving fresh details of the assault against the CBC correspondent that happened early this month, the report said "her body was covered in red marks".

"Logan was stripped, repeatedly punched, slapped and pinched so hard that sensitive parts of her body were covered in red marks," The New York Post reported.

It said wounds on Logan's body also revealed that she had been hit by flagpoles.

After being rescued from the attack by a group of women and Egyptian soldiers, Logan, the chief foreign correspondent for the CBC, was taken to the Four Seasons hotel, sedated and then flown to the US, where she is still recovering.

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

Last week, CBS said Logan was "sexually assaulted" and beaten by a mob during her coverage of jubilation that ensued after President Hosni Mubarak announced that he was stepping down.

In a short news release, CBS said the channel's team was surrounded by a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy, in the midst of the celebration.

"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," CBS had said.

Last week, President Barack Obama had called Logan, a native of South Africa, while the White House asked Egypt to bring the perpetrators to justice.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 19:16


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