Angry fans set fire to Egypt's Soccer Federation

Fans of Cairo's Al-Ahly football club have stormed Egypt's Soccer Federation headquarters, setting it alight in anger after a court acquitted seven of nine police officials on trial for their alleged role in deadly stadium violence last year.

Al-Ahly fans in front of their club after hearing the final verdict
Al-Ahly fans in front of their club after hearing the final verdict Credit: Reuters

The fires followed a court verdict earlier today that confirmed death sentences against 21 people for their role in the 2012 riot that killed 74 people after a game in the city of Port Said.

The court also sentenced two senior police officers to 15 years in prison, but acquitted seven other security officials.

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Egypt death sentences upheld

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 21 people for their role in a deadly 2012 soccer riot that killed more than 70 people in the city of Port Said.