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Court renews detention of 15 Ultras Ahlawy fans

The fans were previously acquitted in mid-November, but the prosecution appealed it

On Sunday, the Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanours Court renewed the detention of 15 Ultras Ahlawy fans affiliated to Cairo’s Al-Ahly Sporting Club to an additional 15 days pending investigations.

The defendants faced charges of chaotic assembly, using violence, and protesting, after being accused of attempting to break into the Al-Ahly Club to attend a handball match between their club and Al-Gezirah Club.

The defendants were arrested on 23 September, amid ongoing tensions between Ultras fan groups, sports clubs, and the police, mainly at football matches.

Over the past three years, a number of Ultras members were arrested on accusations of inciting riots and bullying. The arrests usually happen following disputes with security forces present around the club.

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