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Prosecuted in Hungary
On 24 March 2011, the Budapest City Court sentenced Agnes Gereb to 2 years in prison, with a 5-year ban on practicing as an obstetrician/midwife. Agnes was targeted for providing homebirth services, which are criminalized in Hungary, despite the European Court for Human Rights asserting the rights of women to homebirth in 2010.
Front Line Defenders has issued an urgent appeal about Agnes Gereb: