The court also referred the matter to Egypt's Grand Mufti, the highest official of religious law in a Sunni or Ibadi Muslim country, for a determination on whether the offenses were punishable by death in accordance with Sharia law, Ahram Online reported.
A final sentencing hearing was scheduled for March 19.
Prosecutors already called for the death penalty for the defendants, who were accused of forming a terrorist organization targeting security headquarters and Suez Canal traffic, as well as weapons possession and manufacturing missiles, Ahram Online said.
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