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Egypt court sentences 11 to death in Port Said stadium case

In April, the judge had referred the sentencing of the 11 to Egypt's Grand Mufti

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An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 men to death for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, a televised court session showed.

One of the 11 men was sentenced in absentia.

In April, the judge had referred the sentencing of the 11 to Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's most senior religious authority, a step towards the death penalty.