A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced a family of eight in Beni-Suef to 15 years in prison for converting to Christianity and changing their place of residence. The court also sentenced seven employees in the local authority of Beni-Suef’s city of Beba to five years in prison.
The case dates from 2004 to 2006, when Nadia Mohamed Ali and her sons cooperated with seven employees to change their names on their identification cards to Christian names, in addition to changing their place of residence to Beni-Suef.
Previous investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution clarified that Nadia Mohamed Ali was a Christian when she converted to Islam 23 years ago. She married a mechanic named Mohamed abdel-Wahab Mustafa who died in 1991. She planned to return to Christianity with her children to obtain her dues.
Christians attempting to return to their own religion often face persecution in Egypt.
An individuals religious faith is listed in Egyptian identity cards. Christians, converted to Islam for various reasons that attempt to return to the religion to which they belong have enormous difficulty in correcting their names on the documents. This leads many people to forge them, risking prison. The reverse process, ie the transition from Christianity to Islam is not hindered, and in many cases is favored by the very Registry officials.
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