Do you live in Ireland and suspect that Irish GARDA violated Your rights? – Please: HELP Irish GARDA

If you live in Ireland and you suspect that Irish Garda
– commited a crime against you
– violated your privacy
– illegally invigilates, follows or eavesdrops you
do not ignore it.
Report it.
File your complaint to Garda Ombudsman.
It’s an institution completely independent from police service, financed by Irish Government.

We publish a link to a website of Garda Ombudsman, where you can find proper form, and information about this institution and way of proceeding.
Information is available in several languages, including Polish:
https://www.gardaombudsman.ie/make-a-complaint/submit-a-complaint/

If you’re suspecting that the interest of Garda in you may be because of your interest in case of Martha Herda, please additionally inform us about this.

Irish law, “procedural” law ensures clarity and general accessibility of all information regarding the cases that have already taken place.
No information can be secret.
If at some stage of inquiry or interest in Martha’s case, someone will forbid you access to such information – please: let us know.
Please note WHO forbid you this, and ask for a justification (preferably in writing).7

In majority Irish GARDA deserves credit for dangerous work they do responsibly.
But everywhere various single persons happen.
Please be careful.
You can never know what someone wanting to cover his or hers mistakes is capable of.

Please: DO NOT TRIFLE even a single incident.
Take care of safety of you and others.
If you have reasonable suspicions, that your rights were violated by Irish GARDA – HELP, help Irish GARDA respect your Rights.

How to explain this to Martha?…

Two verdicts don’t equal, two cases don’t equal also.
But how to explain this to Martha?

While being in prison Martha is interested in other verdicts, which are passed in Ireland.
She is interested, and she can’t understand.

She can’t understand a “string” verdict, she can’t understand the verdicts on conscious action for depriving someone of life, which were passed lately in Ireland.
The punishments for those actions can’t be compared to the verdict passed in her case.
The punishments are minimal, often symbolic…

In case of Martha there was no planning, no motive.
Martha didn’t use any violence.
She didn’t torture.
She found herself in the same situation as passenger, her life was also seriously endangered.
She had no criminal record.
She was released pending trial and…
The verdict was like if she was a serial killer.

Are those judgements in the case law?
In case of European law, the “paragraph” law, there is slight “forks”.
Here, in anglo-saxon case law (to not to say “wig law”), these are huge forks. It’s cosmic, incomprehensible spread.

How to explain this to Martha?
Martha asked her family such a question.

They didn’t know what to say.

The sister said, that others cooperated with DPP.
Martha told everything she know to the DPP but she defended her innocence.
She couldn’t plea guilty of something she didn’t do.
Could anyone plea guilty, contrary to oneself, contrary to the truth, of something one didn’t do?
To make DPP happy?
To get lower sentence?
On the other hand, Martha said definitely not enough regarding the behavior and actions of the passenger in the last moment before the accident.
But most of all, Martha answered the questions of DPP, and somehow the wasn’t to many questions about the behavior of the passenger…
This aspect of the event somehow wasn’t interesting for DPP…

“31 years old woman from Lubelskie is serving lifetime imprisonment sentence in Ireland. It’s her last chance for defence” – article on Dziennik Wschodni (in Polish language)

31 years old woman from Lubelskie is serving lifetime imprisonment sentence in Ireland. It’s her last chance for defence

31-latka z Lubelskiego odsiaduje wyrok dożywocia w Irlandii. To jej ostatnia szansa na obronę – Dziennik Wschodni

Source: www.dziennikwschodni.pl/kraj-swiat/31-latka-z-lubelskiego-odsiaduje-wyrok-dozywocia-w-irlandii-to-jej-ostatnia-szansa-na-obrone,n,1000231647.html?fbclid=IwAR0NXL5i7wQV08FsooO

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…

Quick response of the new attorney to an attempt of destroying Martha’s car – thank you

We thank very much to Martha’s current attorney – Frank Gearty, for very quick response to an attempt of destroying Martha’s car.
The attorney firmly turned to GARDA’s Superintendent.
He unambiguously obliged GARDA to properly secure the car.
Under no circumstances may the vehicle be destroyed, or any of important traces be erased which will be analyzed soon.
The car is a  very important evidence both in submitting the case to ECHR, and in re-submitting the case to the Court of Appeal in Ireland.

We thank very much for very quick and very firm response.

Does GARDA seek to destroy evidence? – An attempt to destroy Martha’s car

Martha’s car was never thoroughly examined.
Examining it was and still is very important for the case.
Even now, after many years, it can be done.

Things that weren’t checked and examined:
– fingerprints on the steering wheel,
– fingerprints on the dashboard,
– fingerprints on the button which opens the window on the driver’s side,
– fingerprints on the handbrake,
– it wasn’t checked if the ABS system worked,
– it wasn’t checked if the ABS system was destroyed in the moment of hitting the electric box (first thing that car hit),
– it wasn’t determined WHO was braking and with WHAT: it wasn’t determined if it was Martha who was braking, ad if it was with a foot brake or a handbrake (despite the facts it was assumed that it was Csaba, who was braking with a handbrake – the handbrake wasn’t pulled in the car when it was pulled out of water)

GARDA Superintendent informed, that if he doesn’t get other suggestions, then Irish GARDA will have to destroy (dispose of) the car as of October 1.
Tt was justified by a large costs of storing of the car.
Is this only a cover?
Doesn’t  GARDA, under the pretext of high costs, want to destroy all evidence, which could be used to clear Martha of unjustified accusation?

(Information about the will of destroying the car was sent by the same GARDA Superintendent, who agreed to prolong Martha’s arrest during interrogation)

Is Martha forbidden to give anything to others? On what basis?

On Friday, July 6, 2018, an unpleasant situation took place in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin.
Martha had already informed that when two friends will come to visit her, she will prepare next things to take.
Two, because one person would have problems to take all the things.
Previously, friends took some things on May 25.

Already at the entrance, two friends didn’t have to say anything, they even didn’t have to say their names. They’ve heard that they have things from Martha to take.
When Martha gave a large box to the officer, she asked: “Please, be careful, please, please”.
The officer took the box from Martha and thrown it on the floor.
Among others there were two clay works of Martha.
One of them broke immediately.
The officer said only: “I didn’t make it on purpose”.
Martha took broken work and she will try to glue it together.

After visit, the friends received the things on exit.
Large box and 4 paintings (new, painted by Martha).
They already had them in hands and only the last door remained…
Suddenly the officer stopped them.
She made a call, and it suddenly appeared that… Martha can’t give anything.
What’s more, that Martha was never permitted to give anything.
(Of course it’s not true, because in the beginning there was no problems)
Friends reminded, that they had take some things on May 25.
The officer replied, that they shouldn’t have been.

Of course Martha’s friends were very nervous.

What conclusions should we draw from that?
That GARDA does whatever it wants we know since long ago.
it doesn’t counts with anybody or anything.
It doens’t count with no law or rule.
It’s no new thing to us, that Martha is being discriminated.
Although we hoped that “climate had warmed” already, and that “normality” returned.

We’re not inside, we don’t know who is a good officer, and who is a mean officer? Who is a good person, and who “feels good” when he or she is mean to others?
Or maybe there is something else to it:
What someone is “officially”?
If we praise one of the prison officers, then later, in a way that is obvious to everyone, does he or she wants to manifest, that is treating Martha badly?
Is there still a need for pushing Martha around in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin?

We feel sorry for people who can’t be good persons.
We feel even more sorry for those GARDA officers, that draw satisfaction and joy from being mean…
One needs to be human all the time…
Not just from time to time…

Highly recommended

Second Enormous Request – WE ASK YOU VERY MUCH for valuable advice regarding preparing the application for European Court of Human Rights

Due to preparing of Martha’s case for submission before European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, WE ASK YOU VERY MUCH for help.
We ask people with experience for professional advice.
Maybe we have missed something important.

It’s no secret what arguments will be used.
It will be at least 3 main points:
1. Lack of translator in the beginning and accepting by the court of a single, unconfirmed testimony of a witness, about the words allegedly spoken by Martha.
2. Lack of a solicitor in the starting period of testimonies before GARDA.
3. … (this we don’t to reveal at this stage).

At least three main points, the rest is a background.
The background of the case is:
media campaign against Martha,
sentencing Martha by the media before the trial,
carelessness of the investigation
,
the way and the length of interrogation by GARDA,
interpreting all the circumstantial evidence to the detriment of Martha,
skipping the facts that could disprove the validity of these circumstantial evidence,
discrimination on every stage.

These are our initial thoughts in case of Martha.
We will be grateful for every advice and conclusions.

We ask very much for every suggestion that can be useful during preparing the application for European Court of Human Rights.

We ensure confidentiality.
Valuable suggestions please send to the e-mail addres:
help@helpformartha.org

We thank you fro the heart for help.
We will accept any suggestion with appreciation.

Expected, disgraceful decision? – Irish Supreme Court doesn’t want to take up the case of Polish woman – Martha Herda

On Monday, May 21, 2018, a disgraceful, unfavorable decision was made.
Supreme Court in Ireland decided that it doesn’t want to take up Martha’s case.
In the afternoon, the same day, the family informed Martha about this.
They wanted to tell this to Martha themselves.
Although they had only 6 minutes of phone call for this.
On this day Martha was happy and excited.
She looked at the new cell, in which she will live.
Especially on this day Martha called the family earlier.
She was passing on good news.
The second phone call that day – was the family, passing on the information… completely differen…
Martha broke down…
“There is no more hope for me…”

Earlier the family couldn’t handle the knowledge themselves…
In their naivety everyone was a little bit counting for a minimum of honesty in Ireland…
The effort of so many kind people, internet sites, so many meetings, letters to the Court, actions of Polish Embassy, Polish ministries, and…
NOTHING.

The Supreme Court doesn’t want to take Martha’s case.
Why?
We don’t know the details yet.

Martha received a paper copy of the decision of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
On Monday evening, as of now former attorney of Martha – Thomas Honan – sent her the decision by post.
(He sent it by post, although he knew, that Dochas Centre prison doesn’t respect the European Prison Rules, and opens the correspondence from the attorney).
The decision is written in English and Martha doesn’t understand it’s content.

Could such decision be expected?
Probably yes.
“The atmosphere” unfavorable for Martha.
The judgement issued earlier by the media.
Promotions and financial bonuses for the prosecutors.
So many meaningful and important people had set up against Martha.
Why change it?
Why undermine the decision of colleagues?
For a poor Polish woman?…

Doesn’t matter, that the world is laughing…
The charge of premeditated murder?
For a driver of a car falling into the water?
No logic, no thinking…
It seems you can survive it…
Maybe it’s easier to survive the giggles of thinking world, than to admit a mistake…
It doesn’t matter, that a poor Polish girl is suffering…
Maybe she deserved it…

Martha naively expected a JUSTICE from the court.
She went to the court for JUSTICE.
The prosecution came to the court for a VERDICT.
Verdict had to be most severe for Martha.
So it will guarantee points in the effectiveness ranking, fame, promotions, money…
And that it was at the expense of a poor young girl…

Is it time that Europe will get to know the judicial system in Ireland more?
Is it time that Europe too look at the paths, with which the “thought” (the word “thought” is a great misuse here, “nonthought” fits better) of Irish prosecutors, judges, GARDA, traveled before it came out to the light in a form of such ridiculous accusation?
And such a disgraceful verdict could be repaired in an “own” backyard…
Without international shame…

Maybe there is still a chance for that…
But how many chances can be given to the Ireland?…
How long one can have good intentions, and wait until someone comes to senses…
…apologizes, fixes…

Why Mrs Governor doesn’t want to return the paintings to the owner?

Wy are trying to understand. Maybe we’re too dumb to understand. Please help us.