CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan talks to Scott Pelley about sexual assault, her rescue and recovery
by Scott Pelley, cbsnews.com:
(CBS News) The night of Feb. 11, the Egyptian dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak was falling. More than 100,000 people filled Cairo's Tahrir Square in wild celebration. Among those in the crowd was our "60 Minutes" colleague, correspondent Lara Logan.
Lara, a native of South Africa, is an experienced war reporter, but Tahrir Square became her most hazardous assignment.
During the revolution, dozens of reporters were assaulted, often by agents of the regime. On the night of the 11th, a mob turned on Lara and her "60 Minutes" team and singled her out in a violent sexual assault. Since then, Lara has been recuperating with her husband and two children.
Now, she is returning to work and she has decided to tell the story of what happened - just once - on "60 Minutes."
She's speaking out, she tells us, to add her voice to those who confront sexual violence; to break what she calls the "code of silence." Read more>>