11 Sentenced to Death Over Egypt Soccer Violence

A Cairo court sentenced 11 men to death on Tuesday for their part in Egypt’s worst violence at a soccer stadium.

The court, whose session was televised live, sentenced one of the men to death in absentia. Ten men were also sentenced to 15 years in prison, 14 received 10-year sentences, and 15 received five years. Twenty-one defendents in the case were found innocent. The verdicts can be appealed.

During the riot in Port Said on Sep. 2, 2012, Al-Masry fans attacked Al-Ahly supporters with knives, clubs and rocks after the match.

More than 70 fans were killed.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse