Mum and sister visit Martha (pt. 2)- 23rd of October 2018 – Martha receives International Red Cross Volunteer Certificate

“Tuesday was the day, when first two hours we’ve spent hugging, as always, and talking on endless subjects…

Next entry to the visiting room started with welcoming by mrs Governor of all present people, between which were teachers and  representatives of International Red Cross Organization.
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the idea of promoting and work of the organization, and a first aid demonstration by Martha and another woman.
On this meeting, certificates were given to four women, as International Volunteers of Red Cross, including Martha.

Next was a surprise – a performance of women, who sang 3 songs with a guitar. This was them most touching element to us…
Tears were streaming down… when we heard the words abount a sister, mum, and that “someday I will fly from here…”
At the mere memory of it, our eyes get wet from emotions…

Next there were congratulations, thanks, hugs, words of encouragement for the future…
And a nice last part – coffee drunk together, with a cake.
We’ve given our portions to Martha, so she can have something sweet for later… because what else could we do…
Then hard parting… So many feelings, still to little of time spent together, to little, to short…

This was our last meeting, almost torn hands and hearts…
When will we meet again??? We don’t know…”

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Mum and sister visit Martha – from 21st to 23rd of October 2018 – part 1.

“Visiting Marttha: 21st of October – 23rd of October 2018

Meeting on sunday, after few months (since April) started with tears of emotion. Feelings took us over so much, that only thing we could do was to swallow bitter tears, without the possibility to say a word…
We’ve only looked at Martha, and she looked at us, and we held our hands tight together…
After some time we started talking.
And so, not knowing when, the visit time passed.

On the next day, we were full of enthusiasm from the possibility of meeting, so the time passed even quicker, full of mixed emotions, from joy, through helplessness, anger, sadness…”

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Martha makes birthday wishes to her Mum

Today Martha made a phone call to her Mum.
She gave special birthday wishes for her Mum.
She remembered, as always.
She wished her mum for her to live as long as possible, no shorter than 100 years.
She wished her mum for her to be always smiling, no matter the situation that happened.
She wished her mum for her to be always happy…

And what will Martha wish for her Mum in the next year?
Will it be from the same place?
We hope NOT.
May it be personally.
May it by from freedom…
Those would be the best wishes for Mother…

Unreal?
It depends from good will and effective actions of many people…
Let’s help in fulfilling those most-anticipated desires, wishes, expectations…

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Martha thanks her solicitor Frank Gearty, during a phone call

On Monday, September 24, Martha called her attorney – Frank Gearty.
During the call, she thanked the attorney for his prompt action to protect her car from being destroyed.
Martha fully supports the actions of her current attorney – Frank Gearty.
She’s grateful for every action and preparations for next battles for clearing her from the absurd accusation.

The family thanked the attorney via e-mail on Tuesday, September 25.

Securing Martha’s car is very important.
We must only trust that Irish GARDA will follow clear and unambiguous dispositions of Martha’s attorney.
Probably enough strange things happened in Martha’s case already…
Maybe it’s time for some… normality…

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We thank the solicitor Frank Gearty, and the new barrister for thorough explaining further actions to Martha

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Martha’s current solicitor, Frank Gearty, went to visit Martha. Together with the new barrister, they thoroughly explained current situation to Martha, and presented their suggestions regarding next actions.
The meeting lasted for two hours and it was very constructive.
Martha is very glad both about very substantive, professional talk, and about calm atmosphere.

Everything was thoroughly explained to her. Without forcing anything.
Martha was afraid of this meeting. Unnecessarily.
In a free atmosphere she shared her doubts. She understood better the mistakes made so far. Everything was calmly explained to her, and made sure she understood.
But most important is what’s next.
The solicitor and the barrister presented Martha the preparations for next actions.

We thank very much Martha’s current (new) solicitor Frank Gearty.
We thank very much Martha’s ne barrister.

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“Nobody has to do the sentence with me…”

Lately Martha doesn’t even check whether someone is booked for visit or not.
Will anyone of her friends will come or not?
She doesn’t check, she doesn’t wait.
Does this mean that she accepted staying in prison?
Absolutely not.
She knows, she’s imprisoned wrongly.
She’s very active and she supports her family in the fight for her freedom.

Recently, one of her friends, that come visit her regularly, left for a short period of time.
Other friends couldn’t come to visit Martha also.
As a result, no one came to Martha for some time.
The family asked Martha how she handles herself.
Martha said, that she “undersands, that everyone has their families and their businesses. Nobody has to do the sentence with me…”
That’s why she stopped checking if someone comes. She stopped looking forward.
The visit of every person, who wishes to spend one’s time and money, to get to Martha. To get to Martha from different places in Ireland (not only from Dublin).
Every such visit becomes very nice and very pleasant surprise for Martha.

Martha is grateful for every such visit, and she thanks everyone from the heart.
She doesn’t look forward, she doesn’t force.
She understands.
She’s grateful, and she thanks…

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Martha watches all reports on pope Francis visit in Ireland

Martha has a small TV set in her cell.
It has 7 or 8 channels.
One channel is in Irish, others are in English language.

On Saturday and Sunday Martha watched all the TV coverages broadcasted in Irish television, regarding visit of Pope Francis in Ireland.
Martha watched it from the morning until late.
She remembered that during his speech in Knock, at 10:50 a.m. Pope said that he prays for people in prisons and for the families.
Pope also thanked for the letters and asked for a prayer.
Martha also prays for the Pope.

Additionaly whole Dublin was blocked due to Pope’s visit.
Martha heard a helicopter flying over the prison.
Martha didn’t know if there will be visits at all. Just in case, she asked her friends to not to come to her on Saturday and Sunday.
They would have problems with getting to prison.

Martha spent Saturday and Sunday on watching everything that was broadcasted in Irish TV. Everything that regarded Pope Francis’ visit in Ireland.
Historical, difficult visit… meetinfgs… speeches…

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I want to help

Please do not send confidential information to Martha by letter – please use other “path”.

Please do not send Martha important, confidential information or suggestions.

We value very much the desire to help Martha.
Many people suggests some solutions and sends some information.
They concern Martha and they should reach her.
But do they reach her?
Martha is in a place, wher she has guardians (not angels).
If someone decides to send a letter to Martha, first people the letter reaches are those “not angels”.
And they will read, read, read, translate, read, analyze, we don’t know if they won’t start to look at the author, etc…
And later…
Maybe they will decide… someday… to pass the letter to Martha…
Or not…
Or maybe they will hold the letter so long, that  suggestions included in the letter will cease to be valid…

Do we have any proof?
Few examples.
We have information from people, who sent letters to Martha long ago, with a proposal of help, and those letters didn’t reach Martha at all.
In May those “not angels” made it difficult for Martha to change her solicitor. Only thanks to the determination of the family and friends, against GARDA, the solicitor was changed.
Recently, Martha’s family received a letter with suggestions from Martha. The letter arrived only now.
Martha passed the letter for sending long ago. So long ago, that she even forgot she passed such letter.

This few examples show, that GARDA still has interest in the case of Martha and that it is afraid of something in the case.
There are no doubts, that current verdict is ridiculing the logic of Irish legislation.
The change of the verdict will ridicule Irish GARDA.
It will happen sometime…
Some may only count that they will already be retired at that time…
And now the girl suffers…

We ask people having important information, that may be helpful in freeing Martha, to send the information to Martha via “another path”.
Please contact us via mail:        help@helpformartha.org
             or via solicitor’s mail:  mreynolds@ecgearty.ie
Phone contact:       (+353) 043-3346312
Mail contact:              E.C. Gearty & Co. Solicitors
4/5 Church Street
Longford
Ireland

All extremely important information on Martha’s case passed that way, will reach Martha most quickly and they certainly be complete.
Most important they will stay secret for GARDA.
Please provide information and suggestions without worries.
Martha will be free sooner or later.
May as soon as possible…

We thank you very much for all suggestions addressed for us or for Martha’s solicitor.
Thank you very much for all the direct correspondence to Martha, which supports her mentally in those difficult moments.

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“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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The family keeps Martha updated about comments on websites and fan pages

Martha’s family runs websites http://pomocdlamarty.pl and http://helpformartha.org
The family also runs two facebook fan pages: Justice for Marta and Help for Martha.

Martha isn’t very happy with the existence of the websites.
This is not the kind of “popularity” she was dreaming of.
But now there’s no other option…
The websites are needed…
For the family this isn’t the dream job also…
Martha trusts her family, that things presented on the websites are needed for her case.
As long as Martha’s tragedy continues, the websites will testify about what grave injustice Martha met in Ireland.

Answering one of the questions: Martha doesn’t have access to the Internet in prison.
Different comments appear on the websites and fan pages.
Some of them even take the form of speaking with Martha.
The family reads those comments to Martha during telephone calls.

Martha is touched by kindness of many people she has never met.
Martha thanks everyone  for all the help and all the kind words.

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