Egypt court confirms soccer riot death sentences

The Egyptian court confirmed the death sentences against 21 people this morning. It comes after their role in a football riot that killed more than 70 people in the city of Port Said in January.

The 21 death sentences were initially passed in January
The 21 death sentences were initially passed in January Credit: RTV
Most of those facing the death sentence are fans of Port Said's Al-Masry club
Most of those facing the death sentence are fans of Port Said's Al-Masry club Credit: RTV

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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.