Egypt court upholds death sentences over football riot

Eleven people sentenced to death over 2012 violence at football game in Port Said that left more than 70 people dead.

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012  riot in Port Said that cost the lives of more than 70 people.

Tuesday’s verdict came at the end of the retrial of 73 defendants.

The death sentences have angered some who accuse the judiciary of trying to cover up state punishment of football fans who took part in the 2011 revolution.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports.

Source : Al Jazeera


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