12 July 2017 :
An Egyptian court sentenced 12 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to death over breaking into a police station, official news agency MENA reported.
The defendants were convicted of assaulting government institutions, setting them ablaze, murdering a policeman and association with a terrorist organization.
The court referred the sentence to Grand Mufti, the country's highest Islamic official who gives religious advice on all preliminary death sentences.
The court will give its final sentence on other 391 accused of the same charges in August.
The case dated back to August 2013, when the Brotherhood members broke into several police stations, killing policemen in retaliation for the police's harsh crackdown on supporters of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in response to mass protest against him.
Morsi, along with prominent figures of his Brotherhood group were sentenced to death over killing protesters, spying for foreign countries amid other charges pending appeals.