Two female journalists have been describing how they were sexually abused while attempting to cover the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
French TV reporter Caroline Sinz told how she and her cameraman were set upon by a mob:“We were hit, and then separated. Very few women, especially foreign, are in Tahrir Square. I was grabbed by several men and I suffered a sexual assault in front of everyone in full daylight. Other women journalists were physically attacked. It is a way to intimidate the press.”
Sinz claimed she was beaten by a group of youngsters and adults who tore at her clothes and then molested her in a way “that would be considered rape.” She said she was finally rescued by a group of Egyptians and returned to her hotel.
On her twitter page, Egyptian-US journalist Mona Eltahawy said she was sexually assaulted by police while in detention for taking part in the protests.
She also said her left arm and right hand were broken. Eltahawy posted pictures of herself with her arm and hand in plaster casts.
Reporters' claims of sexual assault in Cairo