A woman in black robe saved me from Cairo rapists: Lara Logan

May 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, May 02 (ANI): CBS war correspondent Lara Logan, who was stripped naked by a mob of crazed men in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, has revealed that she was rescued by a woman dressed head to toe in black religious robes.

“Just her eyes, I remember (I could see) just her eyes,” the New York Daily News quoted Logan as telling US television news show ‘60 Minutes’ in a dramatic and painful interview.

“She put her arms around me. And oh my God, I can’t tell you what that moment was like for me. I wasn’t safe yet, because the mob was still trying to get at me. But now it wasn’t just about me anymore.

“It was about their women and that was what saved me, I think. The women kind of closed ranks around me,” she added.

Logan said after about 25 minutes she was dragged to an area where female protesters had been camping during the weeks of demonstrations against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

That’s when the women saved me, she said. Then Egyptian soldiers fought their way to her with batons.

“I grabbed the first soldier and I did not let him go,” she said.

“I’m like a wild thing at this point,” she added.

Logan also said she was speaking out her story because she wants to break the code of silence surrounding sex assaults on female journalists. (ANI)

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