The Port Said Criminal Court upheld Tuesday the death sentences on 11 defendants convicted for participating in the violent events in 2012, dubbed the “Port Said massacre”.
Another 40 defendants received prison sentences ranging from one year to 15 years. Among them is former Port Said security director General Essam El-Din Samak, who received five years.
The court also acquitted 21 other defendants from all charges. There were a total of 73 defendants in the case.
In April 2015, the court sentenced 11 defendants to death pending the decision of Egypt’s Grand Mufti.
The latest court appearance is a retrial, following the Court of Cassation’s decision to accept appeals by the prosecution and defendants.
Photos by Ahmed Al-Malky