Female Foreign Journalist Gang-Raped in Horrific Tahrir Square AttackCallie Beusman7/01/13 1:20pmFiled to: rape rapehorribleegypttahrir square2197EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkEgyptian media are reporting that a Dutch journalist was raped by several men in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday. According to a post from Sunday on the Facebook page of Dina Zakaria, an Egyptian journalist, "her condition is severe and she is hospitalized." Ynetnews reports today that a state hospital issued a statement that the woman was admitted after being raped by five men. She has since undergone surgery and been released from the facility.This attack is truly devastating, and, sadly, it's hardly far from the norm. A report by the UN finds that over 99 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault in their life. According to Ahram Online, Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (an Egyptian women's group) reported forty-six separate sexual assaults during this round of anti-Morsi protests in Tahrir Square. On Sunday night, grassroots anti-harassment groups urged women to stay away from the area altogether: "The area is not safe and we recommend leaving, if possible," tweeted Tahrir Bodyguard. Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment reports that men armed with sticks were standing by the entrance to the Tahrir metro station, attacking women.