Lara Logan CBS News
February 16, 2011 by staff
Lara Logan CBS News, (CBSNews) Friday February 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan covered the jubilation of Tahrir Square, a “60 Minutes” story when she and her team and they were surrounded by security a dangerous element in the middle of the celebration. It was a crowd of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.
In the crush of the crowd, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal attack and sustained sexual and beaten before being rescued by a group of women and about 20 Egyptian soldiers. It ties with the team from CBS, has returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. It is now home recuperating.
There will be no further comment from CBS News and correspondent Logan and privacy of the family respectfully requests at this time.
Anderson Cooper, who escaped serious injury while covering the unrest in Egypt, has reached out to 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan, 11 February, it was announced Tuesday, was brutally assaulted by a mob men in Tahrir Square, while doing her work.
“Disgusted and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan,” CNN, 43, tweeted. “It is all in our thoughts and prayers.”
Logan, 39, originally from South Africa, covered the fields of battle for nearly 20 years. During the February 11 incident, she was separated from her crew and was eventually rescued by a group of women and about 20 Egyptian soldiers, according to a CBS.
She was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon and is now resting at her Washington DC home in the area with her husband and two children.
Logan’s colleagues at other networks have also joined the chorus of compassion for her, says the Hollywood Reporter. NBC Nightly News came Tweet: “Sending our best to correspondent Lara Logan @ thetimes after her horrific ordeal in Cairo last week.”
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