In 2012, the Supreme State Security Prosecution of Egypt banned a portion of Al Ahly supporters- Ultras Ahlawy- from attending matches following chaos between them and Al Masry fans in Port Said.
In that attack, close to 74 fans were killed in the coastal city of Port Said. The tragedy aftermaths led to the detainment and sentence to death of some supporters. The Ultras group is known to have been agitating for the reinstatement of their Association but most of their efforts were not given a legal hearing.
In case No. 770 of 2019, known as the “Revival of the Ultras Ahlawy Association”, prosecutors charged the defendants with participating with others to “establish and lead an illegal group and joining a terrorist group,” according to local media.
As investigations have never rested, some fans who were initially detained were released by the prosecution some few days ago, according to reports in Egypt.
New development from the investigations appear today that Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution has also ordered 15 fans, presumably members of the Ultra group to be detained for 15 days during which investigation continue.