CAIRO: A Dutch journalist among dozens other woman were raped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as millions of protestors took to streets demanding the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
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.
A group of five men raped a Dutch journalist,22, in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square. Reports say the journalist was apparently interning with an Egyptian organisation and had gone to the square to take photos of the demonstrations.
The journalist is believed to have undergone surgery for horrific injuries sustained in the attack.
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.