11 men to face execution due to fatal Port Said soccer riots

11 men to face execution due to fatal Port Said soccer riots

Due to the horrifying soccer violence, the worst in Egypt history, 11 men were sentenced to death by Egyptian court on Tuesday.

Due to the horrifying soccer violence, the worst in Egypt history, 11 men were sentenced to death by Egyptian court on Tuesday.

On February 1 in 2012, in the fatal soccer fans’ riot more that 70 human beings, including children, died in the northeastern city of Port Said, according to police officials.

The dreadful incident happened after the hometown Al-Masry club secured a win over Cairo’s Al-Ahly club. Scared to death eyewitnesses described how police just stood by, while furious fans attacked one another with rocks, stabbed with knives and swords.

Forty criminals were imprisoned, while 11 were sentenced to death after retrial of the case connected to Al-Mastry.
Police was blamed for what had happened by Al-Ahly fans.

The next day after incident, the scene looked like there had been shootings of the horror movie. All stadium was covered with blood and wreckage. Shoes and tatter had been thrown everywhere.

Those police officials, who had been present at the scene also got five-year sentence.

After that horrible violence during the game, Egypt authorities forbidden soccer fans to attend the games. As a consequence, teams played without any viewers. Although later, that ban became partially lifted, allowing the limited number of fans to be present at soccer games, according to the state media reports.

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