Egyptian court sentences 11 men to death in soccer stadium case

By REUTERS
June 9, 2015 12:17

 
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CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 men to death for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, a televised court session showed.

One of the 11 men was sentenced in absentia.

In April the judge had referred the sentencing of the 11 to Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's most senior religious authority, a step towards the death penalty.

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