February 16th, 2011
07:05 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) –President Obama called injured CBS correspondent Lara Logan today according to a White House official. Logan, who had been covering the Egyptian revolution, was separated from her camera crew Friday in Tahrir Square as thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. A statement released Tuesday by CBS News said the correspondent "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers."
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called on the Egyptian government to bring the people who attacked Logan to justice. "During those events, the 18 days, the President made clear that our position was violence was unacceptable," Carney said at the White House briefing. "Specifically harassment, detention - violence against journalists was unacceptable, and that the perpetrators of violence needed to be held accountable. And that remains our position."
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