Port Said trial court views footage of violence

The Port Said Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of 73 suspects charged with killing 74 football fans to 15 July after viewing footage recorded by Port Said Stadium cameras at the request of the defense lawyers.

A judicial source told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the court would continue screening footage and also would hear the testimonies of prosecution witnesses when it reconvenes.

Seventy-four football fans were killed following a match between Port Said’s local club, Masry, and Cairo-based Ahly on 1 February when Masry fans stormed the field and attacked the stands where Ahly supporters were sitting.

The public prosecution referred the suspects to trial on 15 March. The prosecution charged nine policemen, three officials from the Masry club and the electrical engineer in charge of the Port Said Stadium with helping the perpetrators of the incident commit murder. The prosecution charged the physical attackers with “premeditated murder and attempted murder.”

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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