Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

2017-02-20 16:31
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Egypt soccer riots

Egypt has declared three days of mourning after at least 74 people died and hundreds were injured when a soccer riot spread. See all the pictures here.

Cairo - Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld the death sentences against 10 suspects convicted over a 2012 soccer riot that killed 73 fans, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.

Monday's verdict by the Court of Cassation is final.

The defendants were charged with murder, along with other charges.

The court also upheld convictions of 22 suspects who received up to 10 years imprisonment over the rioting.

In February 2012, riots erupted at the end of a league match in the Mediterranean city of Port Said between Cairo's Al-Ahly, Egypt's most successful club, and home side Al-Masry.

Most of the victims belonged to Al-Ahly's "Ultras," an association of hard-core fans now banned by authorities.

The riot led to the suspension of Egypt's top soccer league for over a year.

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

SA stats: The role of pets in families

New survey shows impact animals have on SA families

 
 

Paws

Does your dog have separation anxiety?
Fascinating facts about dogs
Perfectly captured cat snapchats!
Out with the old dog, in with the new
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.