Sunday, September 24, 2023

Egypt Sentences 10 People to Death over Football Riot

Ten people have been sentenced to death in Egypt for their part in the deaths of more than 70 people at a match between al-Masry and Al Ahly in 2012.

Egypt’s top court upheld death sentences for 10 men for their role in Egypt’s worst violence at a football stadium, in which more than 70 fans were killed in February 2012.

Many of the dead were crushed when Al Ahly fans tried to flee the Port Said stadium after a post-match pitch invasion by supporters of the local side al-Masry. Others were stabbed or were thrown from terraces, witnesses said at the time.

The verdict, which also upheld a lower court’s sentencing of 10 men to 15 years in jail, 14 men to 10 years, and 15 men to five years, cannot be appealed. The charges included murder and attempted murder, World Soccer reported.

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