Zamalek chief to drop case against fans over assassination attempt
Mourtada Mansour - YOUM7

CAIRO:  Controversial Zamalek Sports Club head, Mourtada Mansour, will drop a lawsuit against 21 fans of the club, whom he claims they attempted to assassinate him, his son and board member of Zamalek, Ahmed Mansour, said on Facebook Sunday.

“My father, Zamalek chairperson, will waive his right to punish some youth who tried to kill him. They apologized and he forgave them,” Ahmed wrote his Facebook page.

The said fans belong to the club’s hardcore group of supporters Ultras White Knights (UWK,) who have long been at odds of Zamalek’s head and the police. They are scheduled for a hearing at Giza Criminal Court Sunday.

Mansour accused the defendants of opening fire at him outside the headquarters of the club in Giza in August 2014; however, UWK Facebook page issued a statement denying the incident.

A few days ago, the defendants’ relatives and the club’s president reached reconciliation, according to Youm7.

On March 21, the court’s panel of judges deliberating the case recused itself, without providing details.

Mansour was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 10,000 EGP ($1,310) in March for insulting the lawyers of the UWK Tareq al-Awady.

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