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BREAKING: Families of defendants in Port Said attempt to storm prison

Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Jan 2013
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Raged over the verdict announced early Saturday by Port Said Criminal Court slamming 21 of the defendents with death sentences, families of the convicted are attempting to break into the Port Said General prison.

Seventy-three defendants, including nine security officials, three Masry football club officials and a number of fans are on trial for their suspected role in Egypt's worst-ever football tragedy, which killed more than 70 people.

Twenty one have been given the death sentence. The trial of the remaining defendants will be looked into on 9 March.

New evidence was submitted last week requiring further investigation into the case.

News of the verdict was received with cheers and fireworks by members of Ultras Ahlawy protesting outside the Ahly club in Zamalek.

However, in Port Said, where relatives of the defendants have been protesting, an Ahram Online reporter says there is anger and dismay at the verdict.

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26-01-2013 11:05pm
the google ads that come on screen in the middle of your articles make it impossible to read your articles!
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Mads Doss
26-01-2013 11:44am
Why don't you celibrate?
I don't understand why all people don't celibrate this huge victory for sharia, why are the families of the 21 who are going to be hang not proud that the law of sharia is finally getting followed? Is it not blasfemi not to be agreeing with the law of God??? Oh, I get it. Sharia is only good as long as it only apply for the neighbors.......
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27-01-2013 06:46am
sharia and law
you are implying the court has implemented islamic sharia. The trial and verdict of the Port Said Criminal court has nothing to do with Islamic Sharia. You are too prejudiced about Islamiic sharia and should leave the issue to the believers of Islam. Let the majority of Egyptians deciide what they want and others should respect that. Dont be obsessed with your mentality of being superior than other people.
26-01-2013 03:53pm
Doctor needed
Huge victory for Sharia??? Proud about a familymember to get hanged? I think you need a doctor!
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