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Football deaths renew spotlight on Egypt’s notorious security forces

By James M. Dorsey A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded football brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt’s unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many …

Daily News Egypt

Court orders retrial in Port Said “football massacre”

Aswat Masriya – Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted on Thursday appeals by the prosecution and defendants in the 2012 Port Said football massacre case and ordered a retrial. The court rejected the appeals of eight defendants on procedural grounds, as they are still being retried after they have received verdicts in absentia before turning themselves …

Daily News Egypt