Thursday, July 4, 2013

A repeat performance: horrific sexual violence against women in Tahrir Square

Lara Logan (2013), courtesy of Wikipedia.
I had to stop what I was doing this 4th of July morning when I glimpsed Taylor Marsh's headline today that reminded me of the ordeal experienced by CBS correspondent Lara Logan during the previous uprising in Egypt: Egypt Revolution Brings Epic Sexual Assaults. TM quotes Human Rights Watch:
Egyptian officials and political leaders across the spectrum should condemn and take immediate steps to address the horrific levels of sexual violence against women in Tahrir Square. Egyptian anti-sexual harassment groups confirmed that mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square, over four days of protests beginning on June 30, 2013, amid a climate of impunity.

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