“Supreme Court refuses to hear Marta Herda’s appeal over pier murder conviction” – breakingnews.ie

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.

Source: www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-marta-herdas-appeal-over-pier-murder-conviction-846269.html

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Are all lists in prison to be supervised? – European Prison Rules that Ireland has committed to comply with

In the brochure “Know Your Rights. Your Rights as a Prisoner“, published by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Irish Penal Reform Trust, rights of a prisoner in Ireland were clearly presented.

About the correspondence, which can not be supervised it is written:


“Can I send any letters which will not be inspected?
Yes. Letters to certain organisations or bodies will not be opened before they are sent and will be posted without delay. These include letters to:

  • your solicitor (legal advisor),
  • the Minister for Justice,
  • the Prison Visiting Committee,
  • the Inspector of Prisons,
  • the European Court of Human Rights,
  • the Irish Human Rights Commission,
  • the Parole Board,
  • the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), and
  • the International Red Cross.

Incoming mail from your solicitor or any of the organisations or bodies listed above will only be opened to make sure that it is from your solicitor or one of the listed organisations. If any letter addressed to you is to be examined, it must be opened while you are there.” (bolded by us).


 

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What laws regarding the prisoners Ireland has agreed to respect? – Does Dochas Centre prison in Dublin follows those rules?

“Ireland has agreed to follow the terms of four international treaties (agreements) which lay out standards for the treatment of prisoners.
These are:

  • • the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);
  • • the Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment from the Council of Europe;
  • • the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); and
  • • the United Nations Convention against Torture (CAT).

The Council of Europe’s European Prison Rules are also important. Although they are not the law, they give important guidance on high standards for prisons.”


“Know Your Rights. Your Rights as a Prisoner.” Irish Council for Civil Liberties


 

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‘Prison should be about opportunity not punishment’ – Dóchas governor defends institution against ‘soft’ allegations (Dochas Centre as a great prison with perfect resocialization? Nothing but go there? – words, words, words…)

Watch: ‘Prison should be about opportunity not punishment’ – Dóchas governor defends institution against ‘soft’ allegations – Independent.ie

Watch: ‘Prison should be about opportunity not punishment’ – Dóchas governor defends institution against ‘soft’ allegations – Independent.ie

Independent

Source: www.independent.ie

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‘A lot of the women coming in here feel enormous shame’ – Governor Mary O’Connor about Dochas Centre prison (a place where some inmates want to come back?)

‘A lot of the women coming in here feel enormous shame’ – Independent.ie

‘A lot of the women coming in here feel enormous shame’ – Independent.ie

Independent

Source: www.independent.ie/

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“Easter, not for everybody so happy” – a post by Oleńka Wagner on Salon24.pl (in Polish language)

Easter, not for everybody so happy

Święta Wielkanocne – nie dla wszystkich wesołe

“Martha Herda – Polish woman sentenced in Ireland to lifetime imprisonment for killing of her colleague. There is no doubt that she caused an accident. The car she was driving fell to the water. She survived, and her colleague (the passenger) drowned. Mrs Martha didn’t admit to deliberate homicide. The jury didn’t take into account the doubts, that should speak in favor of the accused.”

Source: www.salon24.pl/u/olenkawagner/855268,swieta-wielkanocne-nie-dla-wszystkich-wesole

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“The case of Polish woman sentenced to life is proceeded before Court of Appeals” – archive article on galicjusz.pl (in Polish language)

The case of Polish woman sentenced to life is proceeded before Court of Appeals

W s±dzie apelacyjnym toczy siê sprawa Polki skazanej na do¿ywocie

galicjusz.pl

W Dubliñskim s±dzie apelacyjnym toczy siê w³a¶nie rozprawa odwo³awcza 30-letniej obecnie Polki skazanej rok temu na do¿ywocie za zabicie mê¿czyzny, który j± prze¶ladowa³. Marta Herda z Arklow wjecha³a samochodem do rzeki, maj±c ¶wiadomo¶æ, ¿e 31-latek nie potrafi p³ywaæ.

Source: galicjusz.pl/wiadomosci/article?jdnews_id=47000

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„Our fascination with women who kill: A look at why female killers keep us hooked” – independent.ie

“…The unusual method of killing inevitably added to the fascination of the case…”

Our fascination with women who kill: A look at why female killers keep us hooked – Independent.ie

The case of murderer Catherine Nevin, who received a life sentence for murder in April 2000, shows how as a society we are intrigued by female killers.

Source: www.independent.ie/

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