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(CNN / Worthy News)– Ten supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy were sentenced to death Saturday by a criminal court in Cairo, according to state-run Al-Ahram Online.
None of the 10 — who were convicted in absentia on charges of inciting violence and blocking a major highway — are currently in custody, Al-Ahram said.
Following protocol, the court referred the death sentence to the country's Grand Mufti to review the verdicts.
The trial of 38 other defendants, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, will continue July 5.
In April, 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including Badie, were sentenced to death on other charges. A March sentencing ruled that 529 Brotherhood supporters would face capital punishment, but a later review left only 37 of that group with a death sentence.