Port Said violence trial resumes to hear witness testimonies
Port Said Criminal Court will resume on Sunday the trial of 73 suspects accused of involvement in violence at a football match. The court will hear testimonies during the session.
Violence that broke out at a match between Ahly and Masry football teams in Port Said on 1 February left 74 dead. The visiting Ahly club fans were attacked after the match ended.
Many accuse security and police of wilful negligence, as fans entered the stadium with weapons, the stadium's steel doors were locked during the massacre, and the lights were turned off.
The court heard the testimonies of prosecution witnesses on Saturday. Ahly fan Ahmed Tareq Abdel Fattah said Ahly fans were allowed access to the game without undergoing any security checks.
He said some Masry fans launched fireworks at Ahly fans during half time, but security made them go back to the stands.
Abdel Fattah said he saw one of the suspects hanging a fan with a scarf. He said he could recognize the suspect when prosecutors showed a photo of him.
The witness denied that Ahly fans had raised banners insulting Masry fans during the game.
Another witness, Ahmed Hany Ahmed Shaker, said three Masry fans tried to kill him after the game by pushing him off the back fence of the stands, but he was able to escape from them.
Another person poured gasoline on him, he said, and another tried to disfigure the Ahly fans’ faces by holding fireworks to them. Shaker said he held them off with chairs.
Another person stole his wallet and mobile phone, he said.
Shaker said that during questioning sessions he recognized one of the suspects he says attacked the Ahly fans, and the person who he says robbed him.
BBC SportWhen it's put to him that he might be the most talented athlete in the world to hold a racquet, a bashful Ramy Ashour admits "that's pretty great".The 25-year-old Egyptian is more than just the current squash world number one - his elastic, unorthodox brilliance and charisma could be the key to squash breaking out beyond its four walls and regaining a place on the wider sporting
Ministers in Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's cabinet following the recent reshuffle (new appointees are in italics): 1. Minister of Agriculture Ahmed Mahmoud Ali El-Gizawi2. Minister of Antiquities Ahmed Eissa3. Minister of Aviation Wael Maadawi4. Minister of Communication Atef Helmy5. Minister of Culture
AP— April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140.— January 17, 2011: A backpack bomb is placed along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, meant to kill and injure participants in a civil rights march, but is found and disabled before it can explode. White
The convenient marriage between Iran and the Arab left would have been unthinkable only a few years ago, given the traditional ideological paradoxes between patriarchal Persian Shiism, on the one hand, and leftist orthodoxy on the other.Indeed, a casual viewer of Hizbullah's Al-Manar television, or the Iranian-funded Al-Mayadin TV, these days would probably think that the two Shia propaganda