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At 8:30 a.m. we’re unlocked. I wake up and get ready for school. First lesson starts at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. – (15 minute break) – second lesson from 11:15 a.m. until noon.
At 12:30 we have lunch until 1:00 p.m.
The third lesson starts at 2:15 p.m. and lasts til 4:p.m. At 4:30 p.m. we’re having dinner and it’s the last meal, but every morning, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. we can ask for cereal and milk. At 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. I work in the library*. And that’s how my every day ends.
Every day looks exactly the same. I’ve made myself an everyday routine, which helps me.
*Information about Martha working in the library is no longer valid.
The most important activities of Martha’s family includes caring for Martha’s good mental condition, and the fight for restoring justice for Martha – for FREEDOM.
For these two years the family tried to balance those goals.
One of assumed actions was visiting Martha once a month.
Most often two people went from Poland to visit Martha.
Most often those were Martha’s sister and her mum.
Single person trips also occured, but also a three person ones.
Despite the adversities, most oftenly, someone from Poland, from the family, visited Martha.
Different obstacles didn’t led to change in visits.
During one of visits in Ireland, Martha’s sister broke a leg.
For seeing Martha she hopped on one leg, because there was no time for the hospital.
There was no time – it was a choice: seeing Martha or hospital.
After seeing was the second choice: hospital, or a flight to Poland.
Decision was simple: hopping on one leg to the visit with Martha, then on one leg to the airplane, and in Poland – directly from the plane to the hospital, and the leg in the cast – a fracture with displacement.
At least one planned flight to Martha was gone.
Martha’s mum, before one of planned flights to Martha also severely broke her leg.
For a time she couldn’t com to her daughter, then she came with a crutch.
Two weeks before planned flight, one person from the family got injured in a car accident (a hit in the car from the back by another car – the effect: the neck in cervical collar). For the time of visit, the collar was taken off, and left in Poland/
The family had overcome different obstacles, but someone regularly was visiting Martha.
Today the family gathers funds and it has to manage them accordingly.
Now, a great amount of funding is needed.
Great amount of funding to lead the legal fight for freedom for Martha to a happy ending.
Due to this the family made a difficult decision, to cut costly visits with Martha in Ireland.
The family wanted to make Martha a surprise, and come on her birthday.
Unfortunately it was decided to give up the plan.
Now the family conducts extensive consultations.
Until the end of June, the family must be sure about the next actions regarding Martha.
Then the flight to Ireland is planned and a meeting with Martha’s new attorney – Frank Gearty, with whom the cooperation is coming very well.
We thank very much to TRUE FRIENDS of Martha from Ireland, who try, if possible, to visit Martha in prison twice a week.
Will Marta, in order to reduce the costs incurred by a family from Poland, decide to serve her sentence in Poland?
Will she want to change very good conditions in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin to worse conditions in prison in Poland, but closer to the family?
…time will tell…
Till now we asked very modestly.
We didn’t expose this request.
We didn’t impose ourselves.
We didn’t put ads to our sites.
We can count few more of such “didn’ts”
First of all:
Never before have we raised money and…
…we have NO experience in that.
We do plenty of things out of necessity and for the first time.
But someone has to do it.
The situation surprised us and made us undertake actions we haven’t done until now.
We would like to thank very much for previous donations on behalf of Martha.
We will try to use the raised money very reasonably.
Until now we didn’t spend anything from raised money.
At the same time, we can ensure that if we would like to count the costs incurred by us so far – it would be many times more than the amount collected.
We don’t even want to think how many times more.
We write about this only to say, that we act without looking at if we have help, or not.
Due to the fact that fight for Martha enters decisive phase, we would like to ask you very much for full support of our actions regarding Financial Fund for saving Martha.
Please share broadly the link for donations:
We ask the people with experience for help in organizing raises on English language sites and other.
The goal: FREEDOM for Martha
Term: getting out of Martha to freedom in year… (…not this year. We know what year we would want to enter here. For sure this isn’t the year that Ireland plans to set Martha free – surely not the year 2034)
Amount of raised money: … guaranteeing professional defence of Martha’s violated rights and fixing the harm done to her. (If the amount would come out higher, then we will donate the surplus for other aggrieved people).
Allocation of the amount: legal actions for restoring justice.
The Method:… effective.
Time of raising funds: NOW and gradually during half of year (if needed, the raising may be prolonged for few more months).
We thank very much to every sincere person for previous actions.
We hope for a positive final of this tragedy thanks to the support of great, valuable people
What happened after rejecting of Martha’s case by Supreme Court?
We don’t want to say: “Nothing happened”.
We want to say: “Nothing happened that we didn’t foresee”.
Accumulation of negative emotions in Ireland around Martha’s case didn’t allow us to have too much hope for decision positive for Martha.
We will speak about the decision of the Supreme Court.
We had to try…
We had to try to make the renowned judges in Ireland, sitting in the Supreme Court, interested in Martha’s case.
The delegated judges made their decision.
They are not interested.
It is not known whether unanimously.
We can only thank, that they didn’t wait too long to make the decision.
Briefly and directly, in a way comprehensible even for a layman, they also dealt with the incompetence of Martha’s defenders.
Now we’re moving to further actions.
It is comforting, that the limit of probable failures that we assumed, has just been exhausted.
With pleasure we move to the next stages.
Stages for restoring justice for Martha.
For fixing the harm done to Martha in Ireland.
With no illusions…
With no naive expectations…
Regarding this, we will turn to you with pleas for help.
We will have 3 enormous pleas.
Every plea will be extremely important.
We will be most grateful to kind people who will want to actively answer our requests.
The next half of year and the next 12 months will be decisive.
For that to happen, exceptional HELP is needed NOW…
…and from NOW…
The more people will want to help us, the more the help for Martha will be effective…
In TVN24 TV station, reruns of reports which were very popular begun.
As one of such reports, the one about Martha was included, entitled:
“She drove into ice-cold water, a man died. Polish woman sentenced to lifetime imprisonment in Ireland”.
The report will be broadcasted in TVN24, on Saturday, June 9, at 8:00 p.m.
Once more we thank to TVN24 TV station for realizing the report.
We also thank for including of Martha’s case in reruns.
We ask very much for sharing this information broadly.
Maybe, despite hot weekend, thanks to the rerun of the programme, other sincere people will want to have their share in a fight for justice for Martha.
Broadcasting of the rerun met with three events of last days:
May 20 – changing of the attorney
May 21 – rejection of the case by the Supreme Court in Ireland
June 7 – Martha’s 31st birthday.
The report of SUPERWIZJER is still available on internet sites, including ours.
It’s among most recommended by us programmes about Martha’s case.
Unfortunately it’s available only in Polish language.
That’s why we often recommend a shorter programme TVN UWAGA, in which we provided English subtitles.
Possibly, in a while, a next part of TVN UWAGA programme will be produced.
We also do not reject discussing about Martha’s case in other programmes in Poland.
Poland and Polish people are interested in Martha.
Poland and Polish people are appalled by what happend to ther fellow compatriot.
Poland and Polish people can play a key role in restoring the justice in Martha’s case.
Please share broadly this information.
Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction
Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a Polish woman against her conviction for the murder of a man who drowned after she drove her car through a barrier into a deep harbour in Co Wicklow.