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Port Said trial adjourned to May 5

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: The Port Said Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of 75 men accused in the deaths of over 70 football fans in Port Said to May 5 to hear the testimonies of the witnesses. The court session was adjourned twice due to chaos caused by the defendants who were held inside …

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Port Said football deaths trial disrupted by protest

By AP CAIRO: The opening trial of those charged in connection to the deaths of 75 people killed in Egypt’s worst football violence was briefly adjourned when defendants erupted in protest to proclaim their innocence. The 73 defendants, among them nine senior police officers, face charges relating to the riot after a football match in …

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Port Said soccer fans, troops clash; 1 killed

By Agencies CAIRO: Soldiers clashed with thousands of angry soccer fans in a Mediterranean coastal city over the suspension of their club following a deadly riot last month, witnesses said Saturday. A medical official said a teenager was killed and 68 people injured. The Feb. 1 melee following a match in the city of Port …

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MPs demand end of Port Said ‘smear campaign’

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Port Said parliamentarians said Tuesday that the smear campaign against the people of the province must stop, and urged a fact-finding committee investigating the February ‘massacre’ to conclude its report. During the morning session of the People’s Assembly, MPs from Port Said demanded that action be taken to stop the ongoing attack …

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