Dutch journalist raped in Tahrir Square amid new wave of sexual violence
Sydney: A group of five men raped a Dutch journalist in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square as millions of protestors took to streets demanding the ouster of President Mohammed Mursi.
The journalist is believed to have undergone surgery for horrific injuries sustained in the attack, as a volunteer vigilante group formed to protect women in Tahrir Square said it recorded the highest number of rape attempts on Sunday.
Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment said it had recorded 44 cases of sexual assaults and harassment against women on Sunday night, the highest number it had encountered since the group was formed in November 2012.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Dina Zakaria, an Egyptian journalist reporting for the ‘Egypt 25’ news channel, reported that a Dutch journalist in Tahrir Square was raped by men who dub themselves revolutionists.