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75 People Charged with Murder and Negligence in Egyptian Soccer Game Riot

75 People Charged with Murder and Negligence in Egyptian Soccer Game Riot

Posted on 16 Mar 2012 at 6:04pm

The general prosecutor in Egypt has charged 75 people with negligence and murder for their role in a soccer game riot that cost 74 people their lives last month. The violence happened after a game between the Port Said Masry team and the Ahly club out of Cairo.

Among the people charged are eight police officers and a former security chief. The violence drew criticism for military leaders in Egypt because of the lack of security in the country in the last year. Many Egyptians say that there is little security in the country after former…