Sickening, absolutely disgusting to hear about this. I think anyone who’s followed her reporting over the years must have admired her courage and professionalism. My wife and I both felt sick to our stomachs to hear this on the news this evening. Our heart goes out to her husband, her child and all the family and friends by her side at the hospital now.
I’m still trying to understand how this could have happened, both how she was separated and how apparently a number of men could do something so violent without intervention. “Brutal and sustained” is how it was described. Finally some women and 20 members of the army were able to intervene. I’m simply at a loss to comprehend such a despicable mob mentaity.
Perhaps there are some clues on film just prior to the incident. But with the regime’s recent history of violence against journalists and the police in such a pathetic state the prospect looks grim.
God help that poor woman.