CAIRO: Ten defendants were sentenced to death in absentia Saturday by the Criminal Court of Shubra el-Kheima in the case known as Qalyub trial, and their case was referred to the Grand Mufti for consultation, reported Youm7.
Among those sentenced were Abdel Rahman al-Bar, who was nominated during the Muslim Brotherhood regime for Egypt’s Grand Mufti in 2013.
The sentencing for the remaining defendants of the total 47, including Mohamed Badie, the former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization has been adjourned to July 5, according to al-Masry al-Youm.
The case involves 47 Brotherhood members, including leading figures such as Badie, former Parliamentarian Mohamed al-Beltagy, Brotherhood preacher Safwat Hegazi, and former Minister of Supply Bassem Ouda.
The defendants are accused of inciting murder and violence, obstructing roads, threatening public order, and resisting authorities.
At least two people were killed when a large protest erupted in July 2013 in the town of Qalyub against the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, ending in violent clashes between protesters, security forces, and other residents, according to MENA.
Additionally reporting by Ahmed Ismail