11 bag death verdict over 2012 Egypt's football riot

11 bag death verdict over 2012 Egypt's football riot

Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:55 am


An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 people to death after a retrial over a 2012 football stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

An appeals court had ordered the retrial in February last year after rejecting a lower court verdict sentencing 21 people to death for being involved in the deadliest sport-related incident in modern Egyptian history.

The riot erupted in February 2012 when fans of home team Al-Masry and Cairo’s Al-Ahly clashed after a match between the two clubs.

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