“Polish woman is serving lifetime imprisonment for murder. She has last chance for changing the verdict left.” – article on gazeta.pl (in Polish language)

“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

Source: wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/7,114881,24188842,polka-w-irlandii-odsiaduje-dozywocie-za-zabojstwo-zostala-jej.html

Martha’s first test before High School exam

On Friday, November 9, Martha took the first part of the test before the high school exams.
In the form of conversation and tests her degree of preparation for the exam was checked.
Reading in English, writing in English and mathematics.
First part of the exam lasted for about 40 minutes.

The second part of the exam was a week later, on Friday, November 16.
Just like the first part it lasted for about 40 minutes.

The test concerned checking if Martha has dislexia or dysgraphia.
If it would turn out that Martha has dyslexia or dysgraphia, she would have additional time during the high school exam.

The final exam is planned for June 2019.
Alongside with Martha, few women from Dochas Centre prison also prepare for high school exams.
Number of women can still change, but as of now, it’s about 6 women.

Martha is still learning for exams.
She doesn’t yet know the results of her check exam.

HERDA vs. IRELAND – The attorney sends an appeal to ECHR

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…

Highly recommended

Visit of the solicitor, Frank Gearty – Martha signs an application to ECHR

On Saturday, November 10, Martha was visited by her attorney, Frank Gearty.
The main goal of the visit was discussing the issues related with submitting the application to European Court of Human Rights.
Martha got acquainted with prepared application.
Martha, just as her family, agree with the application prepared by an attorney Frank Gearty.

This is probably the first document in Martha’s case that is “on the topic”.
Specific and factual.
Arguments used are convincing even for people not knowing anything about the law.
Because every human knows and understands what rights he or she has.
And feels when his or her rights, HUMAN RIGTS, were violated.

We thank to the attorney Frank Gearty for his very good work.

Martha signed the application to European Court of Human Rights.

She didn’t want to leave a copy of the document for her in prison.

Martha’s tiring weekend – Martha gets another licence

Weekend, from October 26 to 28 was exceptionally tiring for Martha.
She gained another license.
For whole 3 days she was finishing a course.

Because of the course, Martha told her friends, she won’t be able to come for visit.
Therefore no one planned visit on Sunday.

During three days Martha was conducting classes, that were assessed.
Now she received a license, and she will conduct classes with fellow inmates on her own.
On what topic?
“How to deal with violence and how to avoid violence in prison”

We are pleased to note, that this way the prison authorities in Dochas Centre involuntarily confirm that Martha is far from using violence.
Classes with such topic couldn’t be conducted by someone, who has a problem with violence.
After knowing her closer, people who have contact with Martha get convinced, that it is impossible for Martha to ever use any violence against anyone.

“How to deal with and how to avoid…”

Is anyone in Dochas Centre more active?

Martha with her friend Kasia – Arklow, Ireland, May 28, 2016

Martha’s friend arrives to Warsaw for the recording of “The Case for the Reporter” program.

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…
…only once…

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.

Thank You – 1. Katarzyna Blaszczyk

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.
Always sincere.
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.

Highly recommended

We provide new bookmark “Thank You!”

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.

Why now?
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…
…before Martha…
…will manage to get out to freedom…
And then…
…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”)

Recordings for “The Case for the Reporter” program, in Warsaw television studio

On Thursday, October 25, in the Polish Television studio in Warsaw, the next part for the reportage “The Case for the Reporter” was recorded.
This time a vivid discussion was recorded.
After showing a short material recorded on October 11, the discussion began.
The short fragment recorded earlier handled Martha’s case exceptionally well, and was a very good introduction to the discussion.
Invited experts had very much to say.
Martha’s case is exceptionally shocking.
But in that case, there are many details not always presented truthfully. Maybe unnecessarily, instead of concentrating on help, too much time of the discussion was used to establish or correct the details of the case. Maybe…
It’s important that such discussion took place…
It’s important, that Martha’s case can’t be just forgotten…
It’s important, that Martha’s case can not be considered closed, just as Ireland wants…
It’s important, that there are people who want to help…
It’s important, that there are chances…

The discussion was very vivid and lasted longer than planned.
And it would last even more…
We don’t know what part of the discussion will be used in final reportage.
But after watching the first part, we are certain, that whole reportage will be carried out very well, and we thank very much for it right now…

We thank the invited experts for practical advice.
It is possible, that after airing there will be some actions for restoring justice for Martha.

We will inform about the date of airing of the program when we will know it.
We know that this will be in November. Probably somewhere near half of November.

After recording finished, Martha called the family and she managed to wholeheartedly thank Mrs Elżbieta Jaworowicz.
It was very kind and warm talk.
We are grateful to Mrs Elżbieta for giving strength and cheering Martha during the phone call.