“I have anger in me, and it even makes me mad, that I have it in me…” – first fragment of Martha’s book

We start sharing fragments of book being written by Martha.

This is original manuscript, without corrections. Please do not hate Martha for multiple spelling errors. Printed version will be error free.
Here let it be additional “flavour”, showing true, sincere Martha. Plain and good girl, with awful spelling, but with rich, sensitive inside.

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What do I think about?

About the accident, about him, and his family.
Most often I think “WHY?”.
Most often I think about my family.
About past and future life.
About love surrounding me, familiar and friendly.
How long? When? Why? Why?
About justice and the power of people holding it.
How to teach myself to live with all of this? Get over it? And believe.

I’m not hiding it, I have an anger in me, and it even makes me mad, that I have it. I don’t want to have it inside, but it goes along with sadness, disappointment, fear.
I always think about what I have. Great love and my family’s fight, and I know, that I must be strong for them, and not let myself go crazy. They are everything to me, they always were and always will be. Sometimes I think about other women here, that maybe they are who they are because no one loves them? Or maybe they don’t have family?
I don’t know, I don’t understand many things here, especially women with children, very sad thing. I think a lot about my great love, tiny dog who died. Her name was Figa (she was a Chihuahua). It certainly wouldn’t happen if I only was with her. My heart aches, but I try to explain this to myself, that now she is my little angel.

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Martha starts writing a book

On December 14, 2017 Martha started writing a book.
The book will present, through Martha’s eyes, a precise depiction of situations in Martha’s life in Ireland. Detailed relations and descriptions of what Martha’s life in Ireland looked like. The events that led to the tragedy. Depiction of the accident itself and the moments following the tragedy. The investigation, trials and stay in prison.
Life writes further scenarios. Although Martha is in prison, still a lot is happening.
Life will write the end of this book. Will it finish in happy ending?

Martha’s sister took up the task of printing the book. For understandable reasons, the book will be finished by Martha after getting out of prison.

Is the book necessary?
Death of every human needs truth. Her we also have the tragedy of the survivor. Absurd and preposterous accusation. Glaring injustice and discrimination in the foreign country.
We’ve heard multiple times, that this is a story not only for a book, but even for a movie.
The best person to describe the situation, is the only direct witness and the person whom the tragedy involves.

Will anyone, in some time, want to read to book  and buy it?
We don’t know that.
We will publish selected fragments of what will get into the book on our pages.

If the book would become popular, and bring some financial income, would it help Martha’s family in submitting the case to European Court of Human Rights?
The case will probably make her way for ECHR before that.
After regaining freedom Martha will certainly need very specialist psychological help. She went through a great trauma in the form of accident, and things she is still going through affect her psyche in a very negative way.
Martha’s family deplores very much the fact, that such help, despite multiple efforts, is not being given to her in Ireland. Never was such help granted to Martha in Ireland.
The family, in turn, regards caring for Martha’s quite good psychic condition, as far as possible in the unfavourable circumstance, as a matter of utmost importance in helping Martha.

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Martha starts another lessons

On Tuesday Martha shared her joy with us – she is taking new lessons: sewing on the machine. She joyfully talked about how she used the sewing machine for the first time.

As of now Martha holds about 10 certificates of completion of different courses. Currently Martha attends few courses, among them: Red Cross, English language, cooking, artistic, and sewing. Martha have already finished few English language courses. Martha is interested in what courses are available. She regrets that every day only 3 lessons are allowed. In the class can be only 6 people. Therefore it is not always possible to get to a given course. In that case, one is enrolled on the list of waiting people.

Martha’s family is glad, that Martha finds her “little joys”, and she enjoys small, simple things. She is still helpful to others, kind. Being good and doing something for others makes her happy.

We feel sorry for “small” people with even “lower” motives, who having some authority, get their “little joys” and “little satisfactions” from causing pain to others. It is especially sad, when the subject of their “small, easily attainable victories” are people who had already been harmed and unjustly treated by fate.

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Martha lost her job at the library

On Friday, February 9th, Martha was asked to return the keys to the library, and was informed that she will no longer work in the library. No reason was given, no justification. It was a big suprise to Martha and the other prisoners. Martha is liked in prison. She’s kind and helpful. The person, who worked in library with Martha, and whom Martha taught, wanted to go to Mrs Governor about Martha.
But what for?
Martha enjoyed working in the library, but she takes all the torments with calmness.

There were never any objections to Martha’s work in the library.
Is this related to her family’s actions outside the prison?

On Tuesday, February 13th, library in Dochas Centre was already closed. Martha was already dismissed from the job, and the person who usually was with her couldn’t come, because she had to do cleaning of some sort.
Fellow inmates asked Martha why she doesn’t go to the library and doesn’t work? Martha answered briefly: “I don’t know”.

We once heard about na “instruction” about Garda’s proceedings. All of Garda’s services are very “clear”:

“When Irish Garda smiles to you and is nice – it is confident, and holds you in it’s hand,
When Irish Garda is “pissed”, angry, and annoyed – it means it’s losing”

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On what basis the Governor forbids the returning of paintings?

Martha’s family’s concerns are confirmed.
On friday Martha’s sister personally demanded the return of the paintings that belonged to her. Earlier, Martha’s friends unsuccesfuly tried to do the same. Officer on duty came down especially to inform, that Mrs Governor, Mary O’Connor does not allow returning of the paintings. With no explanation.

Why are those paintings so important to the prison authorities?
Earlier, the Irish media informed, that Martha is making paintings in prison, and her family will sell those paintings, and by that Martha is supporting the family in raising funds to submit Martha’s case to ECHR. (Martha’s case will be submitted to ECHR, regardless of amount of funds raised).
Martha’s family didn’t sell those paintings and for now didn’t intend to. Even if they change their mind at any time, they don’t think that Mrs Governor of Dochas Centre prison in Dublin has any right to decide, what Martha’s family will do with the paintings. The limit of the powers of Mrs Governor is the gate of the prison. Mrs Governor can’t decide what Martha’s family can do with their property in Poland, or anywhere else.

It seems that Mrs Governor used Martha’s gullibility. Martha wanted very much to give some small things to her closest people. Believing in Mrs Governor’s good intentions, she got the paintings back to prison, to prove that sister doesn’t sell anything from given presents. Now Mrs Governor is not allowing to return the paintings to the owner.

Martha’s family, who is not as gullible and naive as Martha, predicted such scenario and such intentions. Sadly, they they learned about the fact too late.
Martha’s sister don’t act for money. If she demand’s returning of her property, first of all she points to the rules, to the violation of the law that happened. If no other argument convince Mrs Governor, this one should. Martha didn’t give those paintings “for storing” until she will get out of prison. Those paintings left the prison legally and their indisputable owner is Martha’s sister. Those paintings are not the property of the prison. They interested Mrs Governor only when they were found on the internet and in the newspapers.

Will everyone in Ireland, deal with Martha as they want, not counting with anything?

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Exceptionally touching meeting in prison

On friday a long awaited meeting of Martha and her family from Poland happened.
This time, besides mum and sister, for the first time, Martha’s niece came for a visit. This meeting was very touching for Martha and she cried for a long time while hugging her family. She didn’t see her niece for few years (last time during Martha’s stay in Poland in 2013), and she counts her niece to the closest people.

Martha wanted very much to give some presents and trinkets to her family. This is what she makes them for, on the lessons she attends to. But after the “trick” with the paintings, the family wished that Martha won’t bring anyting, and don’t ask anything from the prison authorities. The most important is that they can be together for few hours.

Sea of tears will yet pour out during goodbye on sunday.

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Why did the paintings go to jail?

O thursday, january 18th, unexpected thing happened. Martha called one of her friends, Mariusz, and asked him to bring back the paintings she gave her sister. Martha knew that the paintings were still in Ireland. Her sister didn’t take them for now, because they didn’t fit into the airplane luggage. Mariusz didn’t know, that this situation wasn’t discussed with Martha’s sister, and fulfilled Martha’s request.

What was this all about?
Next visit of Martha’s closest family is coming soon. This time, for the first time, her niece is going to visit her too. Martha is living with this visit. She would very much want to give some presents to her closest. That’s why she attends the school and lessons, to make something for others. All the time prison authorities don’t allow Martha, the only one of the prisoners, to give anything to anybody.

In the conversation with Mrs Governor Martha asked, that she finally be able to give some small items to her closest. Mrs Governor said, that she will not allow it because the family sells those things.When Martha denied that, Mrs Governor asked for a proof. So Martha got an “ingenious” idea, and first thing in the morning she called Mariusz, who was supposed to visit her that day, to bring the paintings.

What is Martha’s sister supposed to do now?
The paintings belong to her. They they left the prison legally. “Passing” of those paintings through prison gate was held even in the light of cameras of TVN and Superwizjer.
Will Martha’s sister recover her belongings?
How much longer will those paintings stay in prison?

This situation taught Martha and her family a lot.
The family asked Martha to not to prepare any gifts for their visit.
The most important thing is that 4 women close to each other will meet together.
Martha’s family is fighting for Martha’s freedom not trifles.

Martha's sister with paintings by Marthalink: http://helpformartha.org/2017/11/15/paintings-by-martha/

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Do prison authorities have the right to not forward sendings from Martha?

On thursday Monika received a letter from prison from her sister.
On one card Martha writes, that she sends three brochures. “About European Court of Human Rights and about prison, maybe it will be useful for something” (Martha’s words).
But in the envelope was only one sheet of paper with information what Martha sends. Prison authorities took the 3 brochures out of the envelope.

Martha says that those brochures weren’t a property of the library, and every prisoner can take one.
Do prison authorities violate the law by not forwarding the correspondance?
Is it another proof of discrimination of Martha in prison – others can, but not Martha?

Or maybe information within the brochures was inconvenient for prison authorities?
1. Brochure about European Court of Human Rights.
2. Brochure about human rights in Ireland.
3. Brochure about regulations and prisoner’s rights in the prison.

Regarding the European Court of Human Righrt, Martha’s case will be submitted there nevertheless, and proceedings of prison authorities will be another point in the case. Martha in Ireland was and still is discriminated on every stage. Do prison authorities have something on their conscience regarding abidance of human or prisoner’s rights? (Martha’s family suspects, that some of the restrictions against Martha, like prohibition of giving anything, or weird proposals: “Martha will give this to you, if you don’t share it anywhere”, don’t have grounds in regulations).

She informed us about such consignment by the telephone. She said: “I’ll attach 3 brochures, but I don’t know if they forward it to you”. She was suspecting it can happen.

Fight for Martha is held by her family and friends. They don’t have any experience with Irish law, they can’t count on help from Martha’s current solicitor. Martha supports her family as she can. What she find’s out, what she reads, she sends to the family, because this is where the fight goes.
No obstacles made by prison authorities in Dochas Centre will lesser the determination of Martha’s family to fix this gross injustice, which met Martha in Ireland.

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