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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear Reader,

As many global news sources are reporting, Fair Observer’s Associate Editor for the Middle East, Natasha Smith, was sexually assaulted and physically abused by a mob in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. What happened was despicable and utterly unacceptable. Natasha was subjected to an inhuman ordeal that is part of a pattern in which women have been assaulted by mobs of men. Such incidents have to end.

Natasha has written about her ordeal with dignity and courage on her blog. She has now returned to England. Our thoughts are with her and we wish her strength to recover from her terrible experience.

Yours sincerely,

Atul Singh