Egypt detains three Zamalek fans over deadly stadium violence

Policemen and soccer fans argue during a scuffle as fans attempt to enter a stadium to watch a match, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015. (Reuters)

An Egyptian court has ordered the detention of three football fans and the release of 18 others in a case related to last week’s stadium violence that left 22 people dead, Egypt’s Al Ahram reported.

The three detainees will be incarcerated for 15 days pending investigation, the daily reported.

The three are being charged with rioting, assaulting policemen, vandalizing police vehicles and public property.

The 18 other fans were released after paying 200 Egyptian pounds ($26).

Last week’s violence was the deadliest football-related unrest since the 2012 killing of more than 70 fans after a match in a stadium in the coastal city of Port Said.

The violence between Zamalek SC fans and police broke out when security forces barred fans from entering outside an Egyptian soccer stadium.

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