An Egyptian military court sentenced eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death on terrorism charges on Sunday, a security official and the website of state newspaper Al-Ahram said.

The court issued life sentences to 12 defendants and sentenced another six to 15 years in prison. Two defendants were acquitted, and two were convicted in absentia.

Military prosecutors had accused the defendants of belonging to an illegal group and plotting to assassinate police and army personnel. The verdict can still be appealed.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to brief reporters.