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“Polish woman is serving lifetime imprisonment for murder. She has last chance for changing the verdict left.”
Polka w Irlandii odsiaduje do¿ywocie za zabójstwo. Zosta³a jej ostatnia szansa na zmianê wyroku
31 years old Polish woman sentenced for lifetime imprisonment i Ireland. “It’s her last resort”
31-letnia Polka skazana w Irlandii na dożywocie. “To jej ostatnia deska ratunku”
On Monday, November 12, Martha’s current attorney – Frank Gearty, sent an appeal to the ECHR.
To the application signed by Martha, the attorney attached all the documentation confirming the arguments raised.
Whole package was sent to Strasbourg.
The deadline for submitting an apllication expires on November 20, 2018.
What will the decision of European Court be?
Will it support Martha’s opinion, that her human rights were violated in Ireland?
Will the arguments presented prove to be sufficient?
All we can do is wait…
…and have hope…
We are very happy that an International Court will look into Martha’s case.
International Court in Strasbourg.
No matter the verdict…
…SHAME ON YOU IRELAND!…
…so that the poor girl would have to complain to the European Court…
Martha’s friend, Katarzyna, who returned to Poland permanently, couldn’t be there for the first part of the recordings for “The Case for the Reporter” program.
And this wasn’t all about huge distance.
But now, on October 25, she did all she could to be on the recordings in Warsaw.
She left after her work.
She had such connection, that she had to ride all night, even longer.
Martha’s family had only few hours of ride to Warsaw.
Kasia rode 3 times longer.
When Martha’s family was leaving their home, Kasia, after 9 hours trip, was arriving to Warsaw.
Four people from Martha’s side participated in the recordings.
Three from Martha’s family, and her friend – Kasia.
Kasia is one of people who are bold and direct.
She knows Martha’s case in tiniest details.
Knowing Martha, knowledge about the facts of the case and Kasia’s character made that she wanted to speak in the running discussion multiple times.
But the discussion of experts was so vivid, that…
…she made it…
Was it worth to travel so long?
…And yet you have to come back home… to the family…
…alone… so many kilometers… Must go to work on the next day…
…must arrive to work… in the morning… not get late…
We wholeheartedly thank Martha’s True Friend – Kasia for all of her acrtions she undertakes for Martha’s good.
In this case to say, that a friend in need is a friend indeed, is to say nothing.
SHE IS A TRUE FRIEND.
Since the moment of accident, March 26, 2013, she supports Martha in everything.
From the beginning, she acted for Martha’s good as much as she could.
Even in the tough situations, she could find possibly best solutions.
Tough decisions, difficult arrangements, all were made in a tight circle of four women: Martha, Monika (Martha’s sister), Martha’s Mum, and Katarzyna.
In the circle of Katarzyna and Monika, the decision was made to change the attorney as fast as possible.
Sadly, Martha was already in jail, and she couldn’t be firm enough towards the first attorney.
(The change of attorneys, not without problems, was only achieved on May 20, 2018. Far too late.)
Later the decision to go to Irish media was made (Independent was chosen)
One true friend is worth more than a thousands of colleagues.
We wanted to do this for a long time.
For a while we held back.
We didn’t want to disclose the personalities of people, who wish Martha well, and help her.
But now we can not hold ourselves.
We don’t take “secret” actions.
We have nothing to be ashamed of.
The reason to be ashamed have those, who have some powers to do something, but do nothing.
Injustice must be stigmatized, but noble actions need praise and thanks.
We do not always know everything, not everything we are capable to notice.
Please forgive us if we miss something.
But we at least start making our thanks somehow.
If we start now, then maybe we will miss less of important things.
And we would like to notice, appreciate everything, thank for everything.
We want to do it in some order.
Different people joined helping Martha on different stages.
They tried in many ways, and they try still.
We don’t want to forget about that.
There are people, who helped in exceptional way. No words can describe our gratitude for their actions.
There are people, who helped differently.
But help and nobility is not a thing that can be measured, weighed, compared…
We’re grateful to Everyone.
Because “there are more people of good will
And this world won’t perish thanks to them” (words of a renowned Polish song)
We want to start now, so we can manage to thank everyone…
…will manage to get out to freedom…
…we will thank once more…
Let our Gallery be an encouragement for many other, sincere people.
(presenting names of people that are not public persons will always be only after getting the consent of the person we want to thank.
Sometimes we will present only a first name, and sometimes… we will leave a blank spot for filling in some other “better time”)