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November 25th, 2011
01:09 PM ET

Mona Eltahawy on being detained: 'At first I refused to go...but they insisted'

“This is the brutality Egyptians face everyday,” Egyptian-American Journalist Mona Eltahawy said of her recent detention by Egyptian security forces. She was recently caught in the violent cross fire during a protest in Egypt.

In addition to being assaulted, groped, and knocked to the ground, Elthahawy explains that she was also blindfolded for 12 hours, groped, thrown to the ground, held for 12 hours. She now has two broken arms and bruises all over her body.

Eltahawy feels that it is important as a journalist to remain in Egypt and be the voice for Egyptians who face this abuse daily, but do not have a voice to bring attention to it.

This morning on American Morning, Mona Listen to what else she had to tell American Morning’s Carol Costello.

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