Egypt court seeks death for 11 in soccer stadium case - TV

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 19, 2015 5:36 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Sunday took a step towards imposing the death penalty on 11 men for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, a televised session showed.

The judge referred the sentencing to Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's most senior religious authority, a step towards the death penalty, which could be imposed at a later court hearing on May 30.

The Grand Mufti's decision is not binding but referral is needed in order to impose the death sentence.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Ahmed Tolba, Writing by Sylvia Westall. Editing by Jane Merriman)