torsdag, juni 28, 2012

Ännu en kvinnlig europeisk journalist våldtagen på Tahrirtorget i Kairo

Ännu en kvinnlig europeisk journalist
blev överfallen, misshandlad och våld-
tagen under Muslimska Brödraskapets  
demonstration på Tahrirtorget i Kairo.
Denna gång var det engelskan
Natasha Smith.
För några veckor sedan överfölls
en danska.
Läs Natashas egen berättelse från
I have been forced to leave Cairo prematurely
following a horrific sexual and physical attack
in Tahrir Square.
The atmosphere was one of jubilation, excitement,
and happiness as I walked, accompanied by two
male companions for safety along Kasr El Nil bridge.
I had had an awful day, caused by problems in per-
sonal relationships, so I was so happy to be in such
a wonderful environment, getting such amazing
footage. Women, children and fathers smiled,
waved, and cheered happily at the camera,
calling out the widely used phrase “welcome to
Egypt! Welcome!”. Fireworks lit up the sky.
 It was a moving and captivating experience.
Just as I realised I had reached the end of the
bridge, I noticed the crowd became thicker, and
decided immediately to turn around to avoid
Tahrir Square. My friends and I tried to leave.
I tried to put my camera back in my rucksack.
But in a split second, everything changed.
Men had been groping me for a while, but
suddenly, something shifted. I found myself
being dragged from my male friend, groped all
over, with increasing force and aggression.
I screamed. I could see what was happening and
I saw that I was powerless to stop it.
I couldn’t believe I had got into this situation.
Blir detta vardagsmat i Brödraskapets
nya islamistiska Egypten ?