Assaulted Journalist Says Average Egyptians Get Much Worse Treatment

In an interview with CNN yesterday, journalist Mona Eltahawy discussed her assault by Egyptian riot police, who broke her arm and hand and groped her repeatedly:

What happened to me is just a taste of what happens to so many Egyptians. The brutality of Egyptian security forces has long been documented, and I experienced just a bit of it. And I know that because I'm a journalist and because I'm Egyptian-American and I have dual citizenship, and because they think I'm a quote-unquote professional respectable person, they probably gave me a lighter treatment. I know that if I had been an Egyptian with fewer privileges I would've fared much worse.