A Dutch reporter was raped while covering the ongoing protests in Cairo, reports Egypt 25 news service. According to Egypt 25’s reporter Dina Zakaria, the Dutch woman was allegedly raped “by men who dub themselves revolutionists,” while a state hospital issued a statement saying the woman was allegedly raped by five men. She reportedly underwent surgery and has since been released. The hospital also said that Egypt’s Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah ordered his staff to take a statement from the woman. The horrifying rape is reminiscent of the violence at Tahrir Square in 2011, when American journalist Lara Logan was sexually assaulted covering Egypt’s revolution. Sexual assault against women in Tahrir Square was common during the revolution, and the United Nations reported earlier this month that some 25 assaults had already occurred in Tahrir Square in just one week in the beginning of the year.
‘By men who dub themselves revolutionists.’