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BBC FOCUS ON AGNES PLIGHT

Recent BBC focus on the ongoing plight of Agnes Gereb with programmes on Woman’s Hour and Newsnight. Click to view. NEWSNIGHT Nick Thorpe interviews Agnes and reviews the situation on homebirth in Hungary (7/6/2012) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18366784 WOMAN’S HOUR Jenni interview with Beatrix … Continue reading

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A heroine not a villain

Statement for Friday 10 February, 2012 – comment from Budapest Today is Black Friday, a sad day in the history of 3 Hungarian professions: Obstetricians, Prosecutors, and Judges. For Obstetricians, because they have hounded one of their own to prison, … Continue reading

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Agnes’ persecution continues – a black day for homebirth

A black day for homebirth in Hungary

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Agnes Gereb sentenced to 2 years in jail: appeal launched

On 24 March the Budapest City Court sentenced Agnes to 2 years in prison, with a 5 year ban on practising as an obstetrician/ midwife. The case was based entirely on data provided by the Prosecution, and the opinions of … Continue reading

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Statement in support of Agnes from the IMBCO

Fast on the heels of the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights demanding the introduction of homebirth regulations in Hungary, the highly regarded worlwide organisation The International Motherbirth Child Organisation (IMBCO) has added to the increasing pressure on … Continue reading

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AGNES FREED FROM PRISON, NOW UNDER HOUSE ARREST

Agnes was freed from prison today after the judge ruled she could be detained under house arrest until her trial. Only a partial victory and the Agnes campaign continues to fight for the charges against her to be dropped. Here … Continue reading

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European Court criticises Hungary and protects women’s right to home birth

Fantastic news! In a case brought to the European Court of Human Rights by a Hungarian woman who wasn’t able to give birth as she wanted, the Court has criticised the “permanent threat” to health professionals in Hungary. The Court … Continue reading

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Send Agnes a birthday card!

Agnes’ birthday is on 20 December. Please send cards to: AGNES’ PRISON ADDRESS Gereb Agnes BV I. Fegyhaz 1055 Budapest, Nagy Ignác u. 5-11.

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Petition!

We’ve created a petition calling for Agnes’ release. announced here soon… On the subject of petitions, Professor Lesley Page of King’s College, London, yesterday presented a petition from thirty international medical experts to the Hungarian government.

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Write a letter your MEP!

On 1 January, Hungary takes over the Presidency of the European Council of Ministers. It’s vital that MEPs are told about Agnes so they can raise her case in the European Parliament. Here’s the text of sample letter that you … Continue reading

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