Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 soccer riot

CAIRO – An Egyptian criminal court from the Mediterranean city of Port Said on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to death over a 2012 soccer riot that killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds in what was Egypt’s worst soccer disaster to date and one of the world’s deadliest.

The verdict, read by presiding judge Mohammed el-Said, came at the end of the retrial of 73 defendants in a case that sparked deadly riots in 2013 in Port Said, prompting then-President Mohammed Morsi to declare a state of emergency in the city. The court also sentenced 40 defendants to up to 15 years in prison and acquitted the rest. The verdicts can be appealed.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4666661,00.html

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