“Does Martha speak, read and write in English?” – most letters in English come from Ireland – Thank You

“Does Martha speak, read and write in English?”
“The language of Martha’s heart and thoughts” is Polish.
When coming to Dochas Centre prison, Martha used English language on a level enabling basic communication (we are not linguists, therefore we can’t asses professionally Martha’s knowledge of English language).
In prison Martha finished next stages of learning English language.
Today she uses English far better then 2 years ago.

She probably speaks English better, reads a bit worse, and writes the worst… but… to answer the question…
If someone doesn’t know Polish language, then
We invite you to write letters to Martha in English…
Martha has certainly problems with legal English language, but that kind of letters please send to us or to Martha’s solicitor, not to Martha herself.
Martha also responds every letter, so she will try to respond in English also.

We thank very much to all people using English language for interest in Martha’s case.
Currently most of letters in English, comes to Martha from Ireland.
It’s nice, when other people, besides family, friends and compatriots, declare will to help. All advice and information are exceptionally valuable.
Thank you.

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Correspondance to and from Martha – thank you

Due to large delays in delivering of the correspondence to Martha, and due to large delays in sending of correspondance which Martha gives for sending, we are starting a page with information about dates of letters and consignments.
Of course not every consignment is delayed.
Some of them are delivered very quickly, but there are also ones which were sent long ago, and still, to this day, were not handed to Martha.

We provide the information only about the people, who wish to inform us about it via e-mail.
We provide only the first names. We provide dates of sending. People who are concerned, will have no doubts about ensuring that it’s about them.

We thank all the people for giving comfort to Martha.
Even short letter, every kind word, everything that brings smile on Martha’s face is very precious, and we thank for that.
Today it’s different Martha. Out of a girl who smiled all the time, today she smiles rarely, occasionaly, stealthily. She seems to be sorry for smiling.
We thank you, that with your letters you help us, so that Martha will not forget how to smile.

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What can be sent to Martha

We thank every person, who give their support to Martha in different ways.
A part of questions regards sending Martha gifts.
One may not send things, which will not be delivered to her anyway: food, cosmetics, cigarettes.
Things that are not forbidden: clothes (Martha wants to have as few things as possible), books (Martha works in library, and she has access to books).
The nicest are the letters with words of support.
Alternatively, if someone wants to, one may attach a disc with music, movie, or exercises to a letter.
Of music, Martha particularly likes polish songs, and classical music (Vivaldi).
Please do not put any money into letters, because they won’t be delivered to Martha anyway.
As we wrote earlier, when sending a letter to Martha , there is no certainty as to when the letter will be delivered to Martha.
Not long ago Martha was given letters, sent lately, but she still didn’t receive many of letters sent to her earlier.
Martha answers all of the letters and she is grateful for remembrance and support.
We remind you the address for sending letters:
Marta Herda
Dóchas Centre
North Circular Road
Dublin 7
Ireland
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