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Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentences in Football Riot


An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for 21 defendants in the country's deadly football riot early last year in Port Said.

The court also handed down life sentences Saturday to five defendants, while 19 received lesser jail terms. Another 28 were acquitted.

The late January announcement of the 21 death sentences sparked deadly clashes between relatives of those sentenced to death and police guarding the prison where the convicted were held. Scores of people were injured in the clashes that killed more than 30 people.

The riot at the end of a football match in February of last year left more than 70 people dead.
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