Dear President Áder,
We write in connection with the verdict handed down in Budapest on 09 January 2018 to have our colleague, Ágnes Gereb, imprisoned for 2 years and suspended from her practice for 10 years. Ágnes Gereb came to international attention almost two decades ago for the leadership she showed and commitment to the midwifery profession to which she dedicated her life. She is an inspiring and exemplary midwife who is greatly admired internationally and in whom the informed and just authorities of Hungary ought to take immense pride. We are deeply concerned to learn that instead of honouring and celebrating the immense contribution that Ágnes Gereb has made to Hungarian maternity care and the world of midwifery, she has been mistreated and denied her fundamental rights as a professional.