“Martha Herda is still waiting for help from her compatriots in Ireland” – a call for help from Marcin Gromiec (in Polish language)

Thus speaks Gromiec

Martha Herda is still waiting for help from her compatriots in Ireland

Source: https://www.facebook.com/1014670302012500/videos/2094142367321300/

“I wish for you and your close ones…”

We have somewhat foreseen the problems with sending Martha’s wishes for the family and people close.
Simply, after those few years we don’t expect anything good from Irish prison Service.
(Of course if something good will happen, we will acknowledge that and we will thank for it)

Foreseeing it, we’ve asked Martha to make a list of people to which she sends letters, right after sending.
Now we publish Martha’s list.

Magda… / Władysław..
Trevor and Sue / Dora…(Florida)
Aunt Marysia with Family
The Frog with the Family/ Magda…
Mum and Krzyś with family + …
Dad + Renata / Łacuś and Emilia
Paddy / Beata Pytel
A card and a surprise to you.
Daniel’s Mum and Buśka’s Family
Martyna Aftyka / Marcin Gromiec
Krysia / Siobhan (…)
Jennifer (the lady who was here)
Aśka + Family (Daniel Buśka’s sister)

Jagoda and Radek(friends from France)
Tomasz… Dagmara
Kaśka … and Daniel Buśka
Mariusz / Alicja… (postcard)
Rafał 2x
David (…)
Konrad Łakomy (… from Lublin)
Agnieszka…

Maciej …
Bernadett (the lady who was here)
Aurela

“Please tell Everyone, that I remember about them…”

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Marta gave the Irish prison service to send  postcards with wishes.
Various, individual wishes.
Even for the people who do not celebrate Christmas.
Postcards for thirty five people and their families.

We didn’t update the “Correspondence” link with this information.
We wanted it to be a surprise for the people who were meant to receive the postcards.
And so we waited, waited…
We were calm, but Martha was nervous…
She was nervous about that someone could think that she forgot about him or her…

“Please tell Everyone, that I remember about them…”

Currently, after over two months, the correspondence starts to arrive also to Poland.
What are the stamp dates?
February 8 and February 11, 2019.

Where was this correspondence between December 12, 2018, and February 8 or 11, 2019?
For two months…
Was it in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin in Ireland, all this time?
Did translating it take so much time?

Irish prison service has time…
Martha was sentenced for lifetime imprisonment, what difference does it make for Irish prison service, will the correspondence be sent today, in two months, or in two years…
With such level of spite from Irish prison service, maybe we should be happy that Martha’s correspondence was sent at all…
Maybe we should be thanking even for delayed humane impulses…
Maybe

“I wish TRUE AND SINCERE LOVE to Everyone”

“I wish TRUE AND SINCERE LOVE to Everyone”
– all Martha.

After a joyful visit from one of friends.
After hearing very good news from the freedom.
Happy with the support of many good-hearted people.
Ready to keep fighting for her freeedom.
She makes a special phone call on evening…
… she sends special wishes coming from her heart…
…she remembers about everyone…
…she remembers about special days…

They’ve made it! – Huge success of Irish prison service in Dochas Centre in Dublin!

Yes!
They’ve made it!
We have already doubted if it will be possible.
Martha intervened twice.
Twice she talked to two Governors.
We were afraid that this will be to much to handle for Irish prison service in Dochas Centre in Dublin.
Maybe it will be too difficult.
Maybe it will be too complicated.
Maybe it will require too much effort.

And finally… There it is!
They’ve made it!
The Impossible became Possible!
…Only in the moment, when everyone lost their hope.

Maybe this was a tough inner struggle.
To do, or NOT to do?

After… 2 months…
There’s a surprise…
Long after the Christmas and after New Year…
Next holiday soon…

And Irish prison service had finally dealt with it and did it…

… IT SENT THE MARTHA’S POSTARDS FROM THE LAST YEAR…
…from December 12, 2018…

We don’t know yet if all of them…
But we have signals from Ireland, that three people have already received them…
So there it is!
It started!
Only 32 more postcards sent by Martha on mid December 2018.

GREAT SUCCESS OF IRISH PRISON SERVICE IN DOCHAS CENTRE IN DUBLIN!

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The story of drama of Martha Herda- Lesław Obłój on zdjęcia.ovh (in Polish language)

Marta Herda – help – freedom

Tragic story of Martha Herda. A call for help in freeing her from prison, where she is serving lifetime imprisonment sentence for a crime she didn’t commit.

The story of drama of Martha Herda – a Polish woman serving a lifetime imprisonment sentence. Wrongly, because everything indicates that she didn’t commit the crime she was sentenced for. I have expressed my view on the case in this article, which is also a call for help for Martha.

Source: https://zdjecia.ovh/pomoc-dla-marty-herdy.html

Difficult meeting of Martha “with PAST” – …for the FUTURE?

December was promising to be very emotional for Martha.
There were supposed to be two Christmas meetings: 1. Alternatives to Violence Project Chritmas Dinner (it was held without Martha’s participation) and 2. Annual dinner for “lifers” with their closest ones.
Additionally Martha made some changes to her visitors list.
Temporarily (until end of January 2019) she removed three people from the list to make place for new 3 people, who asked for possibility to meet Martha.
First is Marcin Gromiec (we have published the relations from the meeting with Martha and the “plight before and after”)
Next two people are Martha’s former friends: Anna and Katarzyna.
Martha was wondering if she should consent to their visit.
She wondered if she is ready.
Many years had passed… But wounds remain…
After consulting the family, Martha agreed to those visits.

Everyone is making mistakes, more or less painful.
But if someone reaches with initiative – then everyone deserves a chance…

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 3 p.m., there was a meeting after many years.
Martha was visited by her old friend – Anna (earlier Martha received a letter from Anna).
It was a difficult meeting.
It began with welcome and with words “I’m sorry” from the mouth of old friend.
Those words, “I’m sorry”, fell about three times.
It was an honest talk. Face to face…
Calm exchange of views, and talking about everything that hurt before and still hurts.
Martha was calm during the talk.
She saw, that it is hard for an old friend.
It wasn’t easy for Martha also.
Maybe this wasn’t making it easy talk for each other, but it’s important, that such meeting and such talk even happened.
… it will be easier for everyone…
… and we will see what will happen next…

We thank for that meeting…
“No one is without a sin”, but the worst thing is holding to wrong behavior.
We thank for “breaking”,  for coming, for overcoming own fears.
Such action needed much strength.
We notice that and we appreciate.
Maybe some role had Martha’s old friend’s family in this…
Maybe a change happened…
It’s possible, that earlier advice of the family to not step forward, were replaced by advice like “It shouldn’t be this way”…
Maybe it’s an example, that you need only one person to break something, bu to fix it – many people are needed…

Of course one visit will not wipe out many things and many years…
Through these years Martha’s true friends could do very much…
…and they are real support for Martha…
But that’s a start…
And a pattern in some way…
There are many, many more people who should come…
Maybe it’s not about coming itself, but about an appropriate action…
…or a change of previous actions…
…or starting to act at all, when one stood on the sidelines…

Will you change in time?
Will you make it to tell that to Martha?
Will you make it to visit Martha while she’s still in Ireland?
How many years do you need?…

Highly recommended

Summary of 2018 – a failure, a success, an unknown

We could write a lot about 2018.

We will limit to 3 categories:

1. Failure
The main failure is that Martha is still in prison.
Engagement of many people, next TV program, few press articles, websites, didn’t make any important change.
Are we anywhere further?
Rather we’ve lost time, health, and more…

2. Success
In the success category we put two situations:

First:
Th…, s… – how to say this politely – la…, let’s use the word: parting with Martha’s former attorney.
The attorney pointed by accusing GARDA.
GARDA, who came to such brilliant conclusions. Criminal Fantasy. Parody, Caricature, Farce, Grotesque  or Drama, or rather Tragedy with elements of Absurd.
Irish “classics”.
We finally managed to part with the attorney effectively only on May 20, 2018.
Way, way to late.
Martha assessed, that it would be better if she defended herself only with family and friends.
In was an extremely and exceptionally effective attorney only in one matter – keeping Martha from changing him.
We don’t understand this.
If you can’t cope, you can’t do it, why do you want to be there at all cost?
In some countries, first instance attorney wouldn’t be able to lead the case in next instances.
If Martha needed an “assurer” that it will be all right, we would hire some good motivational speaker or a psychologist, not an attorney.
But Martha’s former attorney did everything well and he doesn’t understand why this happened.

Second:
It seems that finally Martha, and her family had grown to appropriate actions.
Naive faith in honesty and justice in Ireland have ended.

3. Unknown
Unexpectedly, current Martha’s attorney has been promoted to this category.
After all our peanyas and admiration, a screeching reality comes out.
All may still be good. Maybe…
Although now it will be very, very hard…
Time will tell…
Will current attorney show exceptional engagement and exceptional effectiveness?
After 2019 will we say that this was a SUCCESS or a FAILURE?
Will the words of one of the people confirm that “In Ireland, you can not trust ANY lawyer”?

Unfortunately we are one of the people happy that 2018 finally ended.
We’re smarter this year.
Painfully smarter.

But are we smart enough, determined enough to lead to positive ending in 2019?

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Do you want to get another chance in life? In 2019? – What will you do then?

How often we would want to repeat something?
Maybe the second time we would act better, more mature, definitely different.

However most of the time we don’t get the second chance.
It’s HERE and NOW.
Nothing in life will happen again.
“The train is gone”.
If we had some chance, it just gone away now, and we’re late.
There’s no use in blaming yourself AFTER.

But there are situations…
Rarely…
Very rarely…
That something can be fixed…
It won’t be the same…
But…

Can remorse be calmed?
…That we didn’t do everything, when there was proper time…
…That we lacked something… maybe courage…
…Maybe we wanted to stick to the sidelines…
…Maybe we counted for the case to end without our participation…
…Maybe we don’t have only clean pages in our life and we fear, that someone will suddenly get them out…
…Maybe…

What will you do when you get the second chance?
How will you act?
Will the second time be the same?

HOW WILL YOU ACT WHEN MARTHA’S CASE WILL BE RESUBMITTED BEFORE THE COURT?
WILL YOU BE WILLING TO HELP WITH NEW TESTIMONIES?

Next “train” will go for the same destination.
Will you get on board this time?
Give us a sign if you want a “ticket”.

“If someone really wants to help – will find a way.
If someone doesn’t want to help – will always find an excuse”

What will you choose?
Will you help Martha NOW?