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Mona Eltahawy Describes Her Detainment and Assault in Cairo (Video)

[Mona Eltahawi. Image from screen shot of video below.] [Mona Eltahawi. Image from screen shot of video below.]

In the following inerview with CNN, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy describes her assault and detainment in Cairo, first by the Ministry of Interior and then by Military Intelligence. She chronicles in detail what happened to her, highlighting the brutality of the regime's response to protests, the differential treatment between Egyptians with and without US citizenship, as well as the sexual assult on women by police.


1 comment for "Mona Eltahawy Describes Her Detainment and Assault in Cairo (Video)"


Thank you Mona for appearing on CNN and describing some of the atrocities perpetrated by the Egyptian police and army. What happened to her awful. Having said that, I wish she went one step further and used that opportunity to remind unwitting CNN spectators how much support their government and tax money is directly contributing to this violence. The anchor ended up framing this incident as an attack committed by Arab thugs, which really fits in with CNN's narrative.

Maher Qudsi wrote on November 25, 2011 at 09:21 AM

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