Violent Protests in Cairo After Court Upholds Death Penalties for 2012 Soccer Riot
Violent protests erupted in Egypt today in response to a judge’s ruling that the death penalty will be upheld for 21 people convicted of taking part in last year’s deadly soccer riot. Protesters burned the Cairo headquarters of the country’s soccer federation. 74 people died in the stadium in Port Said on February 1, 2012.
Dozens of other defendants received prison sentences today, but
seven police officers were acquitted. Two senior officers were sentenced to 15-year prison sentences.
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