Nov 28 2011
French reporter for France 3 TV says, “We were then assaulted by a crowd of men. I was beaten by a group of youngsters and adults who tore my clothes. Then they molested me in a way that would be considered rape. Some people tried to help me but failed. I was lynched. It lasted three quarters of an hour before I was taken out. I thought I was going to die.”
CARE 2 (H/T Maria) A French reporter for public TV station France 3, Caroline Sinz, was brutally assaulted on a street leading from Tahrir Square in Cairo to the interior ministry on Wednesday night. Salah Agrabi, her cameraman, was also attacked. The assault of Sinz chillingly recalls what happened to CBS News reporter Lara Logan in Tahrir Square on February 11, the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power.
“We were filming in Mohammed Mahmud Street when we were mobbed by young people who were about 14 or 15,” Sinz told [Agence France-Presse]. Then they were dragged by a group of men towards Tahrir Square where they became separated. According to AFP, Sinz was finally rescued by a group of Egyptians and taken back to her hotel, where she was assisted by the French embassy before being seen by a doctor. Her cameraman was also beaten, she said.