Activists circulated a video that showed the Egyptian woman who was sexually assaulted earlier this month in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, in an attack seen by thousands on video-sharing site YouTube.
The video showed the woman being visited by Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, and Heath Minister Adel Adawi
Traumatized and barely able to talk, the woman described the incident – which took place during a celebration of the inauguration of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi - which shocked many Egyptians.
“I have a newspaper called “Eyes of the Nation,” she said, “I was out doing some reporting,” before she was attacked.
The woman, a widow, said she was the sole breadwinner of her family.
“I wanted to go out and take care of my family,” she said, add that she wished that “God could take his vengeance on the culprits.”
On Tuesday, the newly sworn-in president visited the woman in hospital, and was pictured handing her a bouquet of roses.
Sisi told her that he was “sorry” over what happened, and vowed that the country’s law will give her justice.