Friday's intriguing people
Lara Logan is scheduled to discuss her sexual assault in Cairo, Egypt, on "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
April 29th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Lara Logan

The CBS reporter spoke to The New York Times about her assault during protests in Cairo, Egypt. Logan told the paper she was in Tahrir Square on February 11, working on a story for “60 Minutes,” when she was snatched from her producer and bodyguard by a group of men. “For an extended period time, they raped me with their hands,” she said. She estimates the attack involved 200 to 300 men. Logan, who returned to work this week, will speak about her experience on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

Jon Huntsman

The outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, who also served as Utah's governor, may be preparing for a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Huntsman has started a political action committee and hired well-known consultants. While his announcement is expected later this spring, he is scheduled to tour South Carolina and New Hampshire next month.

Sami Khiyami

The Syrian ambassador to the United Kingdom had his invitation to the royal wedding rescinded because of his government’s harsh crackdown on protesters. The Telegraph reports that he was invited as part of normal diplomatic protocol, but he was told that he was not invited after government attacks against civilians. Asked if he was surprised, the Syrian diplomat told BBC Radio 4, “I wouldn’t say surprised. I find it a bit embarrassing, but I don’t consider it a matter that would jeopardize any ongoing relations and discussions with the British government," according to the newspaper.

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  1. michaelfury

    April 29, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    I wish Lara Logan would sue them for $10 million, and win. No reporter doing their job should be assulted in anyway.

    April 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      I agree,Cesar. The men responsible for this need to be brought to justice asap!

      April 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • marc

      Sue who, she was taken by 300 men and not in America.

      April 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sambo

    this is what happens when after centuries of putting rugs over their womens faces the muslim men see a western woman and they act like animals.

    April 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • marc

      Yeah right uhmm....Sambo, the same thing that happen to her happen to women in New York at the Puerto rican parade some years ago and American men did that.

      April 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Well put,marc. Thank you.

      April 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nik

    Marc, thanks for a rare display of logic on this ludicrous website.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Proud Iowan

    Women are assaulted and abused on a regular basis, around the world. I salute Ms. Logan for her strength and bravery. The world is changed one person at a time.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary Grant

    And yet, nothing happens to the people responsible. Part of her died that day and nothing happens. In my opinion,
    it's a kind of murder.

    April 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sadly enough Mary,you're right thanks to the right-wing leftovers from the corrupt Mubarak regime. These people have no sense of morality whatsoever,and care very little for justice.

      April 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shakenmyhead

    Was it first time in Eygpt? Its not a surprise. A good looing white western women. She's lucky it wasnt worse. taking risks....the penalty you pay. Sorry, it was a horrible thing for her, but its not a surprise in the Arab world.And those that have been over there know EXACTLY what i'm talking about.

    May 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |