Dochas Centre: How Christmas Day is spent inside Ireland’s women’s prison – rsvplive.ie from December 24, 2018

Dochas Centre: How Christmas Day is spent inside Ireland’s women’s prison

Dóchas Centre: How Christmas Day is spent inside Ireland’s women’s prison

RSVP’s Marguerite Kiely visits Mary O’Connor, governor of theDochas Centre in Dublin

Source: www.rsvplive.ie/news/irish-news/dchas-centre-how-christmas-day-13766478

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Death always comes too early – words of gratitude for Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Kornel Morawiecki

On Monday, September 30, 2019, before noon, in the presence of his so, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, Marshal Senior Kornel Morawiecki had passed away.
In unanimous opinion of Polish people – remarkable personality, a man of action, a patriot, an outstanting Pole.
From our own experience we can also say, a man sensitive to someones harm.
Marshal Senior Kornel Morawiecki, despite attending important matters of the State, and his own health problems, took interest in the case of Martha Herda.
After getting to know the case, he saw the need to intervene in the case of Martha Herda.
The family asked him to wait untim Martha will find herself in Poland…

We wholeheartedly thank the Marshal Senior Kornel Morawiecki for his interest in the case of Martha Herda. This alone was a huge support for Martha and the source of great comfort.
Martha got to know about Marshal’s death on Monday noon. It was exceptionally hard day…

On behalf of Martha Herda and her Family, we express our sincere compassion to the family of late Marshal Senior Kornel Morawiecki.
We express our special sympathy to the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, and to Jerzy Morawiecki.
The more Outstanting Man, the greater emptiness remains…

Ireland searches for an illness within Martha and wants to treat her! – THERE’S NO CONSENT for next examinations.

1st of May. In Poland it is a holiday and an anniversary of Poland entering European Union.
This was supposed to be a calm day. But not for Martha and her family.
In the morning Martha was only allowed to brush her teeth, and on an empty stomach she was put to medical examination in the hospital nearby.
The family found out that Martha was taken for examination in the morning.
The sister called Polish Embassy. But the Polish Embassy wasn’t working. It had no sense to call for the emergency number of Polish Embassy in Dublin, because it is only a “telephone helpline”. You can talk, and be more or less favorably heard. “Please write us na e-mail” – most frequent answer. And no practical help comes out of it.
Only waiting for a phone call from Martha left.
And she called.
Half year ago Martha told about her ailments. The sister had sent Martha some medications, but the were not delivered to Martha.
Instead of that, on May 1, after half of year of waiting, she was treated with a medical examination in the hospital nearby. She was transported without handcuffs, with a car (despite the small distance – practically across the street), with two prison officers: a woman and a man.

This was the first time in three years Martha had left the prison walls. For the first time in three years she saw a sky without the bars (in prison there is a net even above the yard to stop any “air deliveries” shot above the buildings from slingshots).
Martha assesses, that everyone was very polite, and the doctor seemed suprized.
During the examination Martha was informed that another test must be carried out, and after that a treatment. During the treatment Martha’s hair could fall out.

What to think about this?
If 99 times someone hurted us. And always did it “with a smile”, “politely”, and “for our own good”. Can you now believe that this one time that someone has sincere intentions?
We don’t know that. And we don’t want to check.
The risk is too high.
WE DON’T TRUST IRELAND.
Nothing was fair in Martha Herda’s case. On any stage.
Nothing was fair in the investigation, in Irish media, in the Courts, and in prison.
In prison Martha is still discriminated.
How can we believe in Ireland’s good intentions?

Martha Herda’s family strongly objects any additional, out of procedure medical examinations of Martha. It’s a shared position of Martha and her family.
We also express our surprise, that no one asked Martha for consent to those examinations, and that she didn’t have to express the consent in writing.
In every civilized European country, no medical tests would be carried out without a written consent of the patient.
Martha still has her Rights, Human Rights.
And the Ireland is still doing whatever it wants.

Ireland, do you want to help Martha?
Give her medication sent to her by her sister,
And the best cure… would be returning Martha her FREEDOM…

 

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From behind bars Martha Herda throws a challenge for Fergus O’Brien – “Let us both be examined with a lie detector” (video with english subtitles)

 

True friendship – now Martha from behind bars is supporting her friend Kasia

Two weeks ago, on Monday, Martha didn’t call to anyone from the family.
The family started to worry, if something happened.
And it happened..
But it was not about Martha…

It turned out, that a true friend of Martha – Kasia – was in need.
She needed some kind words and support.
The first person, who wanted to help her, and worried about her was… Martha…
…from behind bards… from far away…

All week Martha called her family very rarely.
All the time she was calling to Kasia.
Only with those short, six minutes calls she was uplifting Kasia.

We all wished Kasia well, and we were worried.
We’re wery happy, that presumably everything is fine now… If one can say that…

Nothing will destroy true friendship…
Always HELP others, because when you will find yourself in need, help can get back to you from least expected side.
Sometimes you don’t need much to effectively help…

Martha thanks from the heart to MP Liroy for his support

Already from the first day, when a short video of a Member of Polish Parliament Piotr Liroy-Marzec, Martha asked her family to play the video to her.
Although not quite clearly, but she heard him in a short phone call with family.
In the following days she also asked for playing it.

Martha asked the family for giving the MP her wholehearted thanks.
Martha thanks from the heart for all support she receives for MP Liroy.
Martha also appreciates, that MP who candidates for European Parliament, found the time to record a short video.

Martha will also thank MP Liroy personally on the first opportunity. Maybe during next phone call or maybe in person.

Martha’s family joins in thanks.
Additionally the family wishes to thank from the heart to MP Liroy for cheering Martha in an earlier phone call.
We will remember the words said by the MP to Martha: “Start getting used to polish food”.
Thank you.

WE keep our word – Thank You Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor

Beautiful photo. Three beautiful women. Mother and two daughters. All smiling.
All seemingly happy. Or rather – happy with the moment.
No one who would look, would probably guess, that the photo was taken in prison.
In Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Three women holding together.
Martha in the middle of the photo.
In a black t-shirt with big Irish Red Cross logo on her chest.

On October 23,2018, Martha received a International Red Cross Volunteer certificate.
After the celebration one of reporters walked towards Martha and her family, and asked if she could take a photo. She walked only to them.
She cleared it with Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor.
She took a photo of three women, who were hugging each other all the time.

Mrs Governor said, that Martha will get the photo and she will be allowed to pass it to the family, if it will not be published on the Internet.

In last letter, Martha’s family received this special photo.
It doesn’t matter if we agree with the prohibition or not, or if we think that this prohibition is sensible or not:
WE KEEP OUR WORD
We thank Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor

In the same letter Martha attached a small heart-shaped candy:
“YOU’RE MINE”

Women remember best those flowers which they didn’t get – No flower… just one candy and back to the cell… – International Women’s Day in Dochas Centre in Dublin

International Women’s Day in Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland…
It’s next Women’s Day for Martha spent in prison…
Every time something different…

And now?
How did March 8, 2019, look like in Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland?

Short meeting in the gym…
…Women sang 4 songs…
…got one chocolate candy each and… back to the cell…

Some women in Dochas Centre was counting for something, and got nothing…
Including Martha.
She hoped at least for some flower…

Romantic and accustomed to some values and traditions, Martha made herself hearts from the modelling clay, and put them in her cell…

 

“I wish for Every Woman the eternal beauty in the heart…”

“I wish for all Women the eternal beauty in the heart
and for life to bloom colourfully.
That every woman could feel safe, cared for and loved…
…appreciated and fulfilled…”

A special phone, special memory …