Agnes Gereb

Agnes GerebAgnes Gereb

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. After 3 years, 4 months and 15 days of home detention, the Court of Appeals ordered her released, though maintained restrictions on her work consulting pregnant women.

Front Line Defenders has issued news items about Agnes Gereb:

22 February 2014 - Agnes Gereb Released from House Arrest

14 May 2012 - WHRD IC expresses concern about the criminalization of the woman rights defender Agnés Geréb and her colleagues