- Nadia Mohamed Ali and seven children jailed after converting to Christianity
- Sentenced to 15 years in jail at a criminal court in Beni Suef, central Egypt
- Seven others involved in the case sentenced to five years in jail
Nadia Mohamed Ali was raised a Christian but converted to Islam 23 years ago when she married Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab Mustafa.
Following his death, she planned to convert back to her original faith, along with the rest of her family.
But a criminal court in Beni Suef, in central Egypt, sentenced them to jail for 15 years last week, according to reports.
Seven other people, who were involved in the case, were also sentenced to five years in jail.
Human rights advocates have now warned the sentence is a sign of things to come in Egypt under the Islamist government