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.

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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 Credit: RTV
Most of those facing the death sentence are fans of Port Said's Al-Masry club Credit: RTV

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