- Middle East/North Africa
None of the 21 people sentenced to death for their involvement in the Port Said football violence were police officers.
Nine senior police officers accused in the case will hear their verdict on 9 March, including former head of Port Said Security Directorate Major General Essam Samak, his deputy, General Mahmoud Fathy, and security officials General Bakr Hisham, General Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Colonel Mohamed Saad and General Mohsen Sheta.
Six of the convicts who were found guilty are fugitives.
The Ultras Ahlawy posted on their Facebook page names of the 21 defendants involved in the Port Said violence whose death sentences are awaiting approval from the grand mufti. The names are:
–– Mohamed Refaat al-Danf, 44, accused of smashing a victim’s head
–– Mohamed Rashad Qoota, 21, known as al-Shaytan, accused of robbery and intimidating fans.
–– Mohamed al-Sayed Mostafa, 21, known as Manadeelo, accused of murder with a knife.
–– Al-Sayed Mohamed Khalaf, known as Haseeba, accused of using attacking fans with firearms.
–– Mohamed Adel Shehata, 21, known as Hommos, accused of giving signal to attack the Ahly Ultras and coordinating with Port Said security leaders.
–– Ahmed Fathy Mazrou, 33, known as al-Mo’a, accused of murder
–– Hesham al-Badry Moheyeddin, 26, known as al-Falastiny, accused of murder using a blunt object
–– Mohamed Mahmoud al-Boghdadi (know as Mando), 25, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a knife
–– Fouad Ahmed al-Tabeey, (know as Fox), 21, accused of armed robbery and attacking Ahly fans. The day before the match, he told media host Medhat Shalbi in a phone interview that “they [Ahly fans] will not get out from Port Said.”
–– Mohamed Sahbban Hussein, 30, accused of killing with a knife
–– Nasser Samir Abdel Mawgood, 18, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a blunt object
–– Hassan Mohamed al-Magdy, 18, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a blunt object
–– Mohamed Hussein Atiya, 18, accused of throwing large stones at Ahly fans
–– Ahmed Redda Mohamed, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a blunt object
–– Ahmed Abdel Rahman al-Nagdy, 28, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a blunt object
–– Tarek Abdallah Ali, a fugitive convict, accused of hurling large stones at Ahly fans and attacking victim Ahmed Fathy
–– Abdel Azeem Ghareeb Abdu, a fugitive convict, accused of being the person responsible for providing the knives used in the attacks, and five witnesses say that he is responsible for killing Ahmed Wagiuh
–– Mohsen Mohamed al-Sherif, a fugitive convict, accused of hurling large stones at Ahly fans.
–– Wael Youssef Abdel Kader, a fugitive convict, accused of attacking Ahly fans with a blunt object
–– Mohamed Dessouki Mohamed, a fugitive convict.
–– Mohamed Ali Saleh, a fugitive convict, accused of asphyxiating several victims