11 sentenced to death in Egypt 

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Cairo, June 9 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to death, including one in absentia, in the retrial of a football stadium massacre case.

Seventy three defendants had been accused of killing 74 Ahly football club fans during a game in Port Said city in February 2012 between Ahly and Port Said’s Masry club, Al Ahram reported.

The court exonerated 20 defendants, and sentenced 39 others to various prison terms.

Ten defendants received 15-year sentences, 14 received 10-year sentences and 15 — including former head of Port Said security directorate — received five-year sentences.

The verdicts can be appealed.

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