An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group for coordinating and planning attacks on the police, though Al Jazeera reports that their identities were not revealed and it was not possible to determine how they had pleaded to the charges. The verdict will now be referred to the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top theological authority – a formality in death penalty cases – before the court meets on June 19 to confirm the sentences. Cairo’s handing down of death sentences, or long jail terms after mass trials, has previously drawn condemnation from the United Nations and rights groups including Amnesty International, which says the country carried out the third highest number of known executions in the world last year, after China and Iran.