The Cairo Criminal Court upheld on Sunday the death sentence for radical preacher Wagdy Ghoneim in absentia.
The sentence was affirmed after the ratification of the Grand Mufti.
Ghoneim, a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, was charged with forming an illegal cell from 2003 to 2015 aimed at “obstructing the Constitution and state institutions, assaulting citizens, and harming national unity and public order,” according to a report by Al-Ahram.
The death sentence also included other defendants involved in the same case.
Ghoneim faced trial in other cases alongside former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, including incidents of violence outside the presidential palace on 5 December 2012.
He had also been known for making controversial remarks about Coptic Christians on TV. In March, Ghoneim was sentenced by a Cairo Misdemeanor Court to five years in prison on charges of incitement against Copts.