Update on March 30, 2013
The spokesman said:
"The idea that some Egyptians are blaming the victims for being raped and assaulted is abhorrent. We strongly condemn these views and reaffirm the rights of women to express themselves in public squares alongside men, as well as the responsibility of the Egyptian government to protect them.
These victims are the mothers, wives, daughters and sisters of Egypt -- the Egyptian government has a responsibility to take legal measures to prevent sexual violence and to prosecute people who are involved in such crimes."