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Egypt court upholds 10 death sentences in Port Said stadium massacre

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Ultras Ahlawy

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’s court of cassation upheld on Monday death sentences for 10 men over their involvement in the 2012 Port Said Stadium massacre.

A lower court had sentenced 11 people to death in June 2015 over the riots that took the lives of 72 Al Ahly supporters. The verdict was automatically appealed by the prosecution.

In its final verdict on Monday, the court upheld the June 2015 decision for 10 defendants and ordered a retrial for a defendant who was convicted in absentia.

In the same case, ten defendants received 15-year prison sentences, 14 defendants were sentenced to 10 years and 15 to five years. Among those sentenced to five years in jail was the former Port Said police chief.

The defendants were found guilty on charges of murder and attempted murder of Al Ahly fans after a match between Al Ahly and Al Masry on Feb.1, 2012.

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