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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“Supreme Court rejected the appeal of serving life sentence Marta Herda” – article from June 1, 2018 on londynek.net (in Polish language)

Supreme Court rejected the appeal of serving life sentence Marta Herda”

S±d Najwy¿szy odrzuci³ apelacjê odsiaduj±cej do¿ywocie Marty Herdy

Source: londynek.net/wiadomosci/article?jdnews_id=51995

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“Who was he for me?… His jokes started to be less and less funny… Do not stand beside her! Do not ever park beside her.” – fourteenth fragment of Martha’s book

Fourteenth fragmentAll meetings ended with this, because I was in Poland, and after returning to work, on the second year of our acquaintance, innocent jokes started around us. Everyone was laughing when he joked that I will be his wife, but I let it out with my other ear, knowing, that he’s joking. After some time it began to be awkward, because his jokes startes to be less and less funny and pointed individually to coworkers, for example: “Do not stand beside her, do not ever park beside her.”

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“Polish woman convicted for lifetime imprisonment, raises money for the attorney by painting” – article from December 2, 2017 on kierunekirlandia.eu (in Polish language)

Polish woman convicted for lifetime imprisonment, raises money for the attorney by painting

Polka skazana w Irlandii na dożywocie zbiera na obrońcę malując obrazy – Kierunek Irlandia

Source: kierunekirlandia.eu/artykul/4649/z-1512244094

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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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Highly recommended

Reasonable preparations for key months for Martha

Nearest months will be decisive for Martha’s case.
What we are preparing for, and what are we planning in the nearest months?
1. Preparation and submission of an application to European Court of Human Rights (September, October).
2. We are preparing all new facts for resubmitting the case to the Court in Ireland.

Those actions are aimed not only at freeing Martha, but also clearing her from the gruesome and absurd accusation: premeditated murder.
It’s a FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND FOR JUSTICE
(In today’s world freedom is a relative concept, and there is no justice at all. There is no doubt, however, that currently Martha does not experience either FREEDOM, or JUSTICE.)

As always, there is a third way:
3. Martha may decide that she wants to serve her sentence in Poland.
But then our fight will cease to be a fight for justice (clearing her from an absurd accusation will be impossible).

We want to use our time reasonably.
Due to a string of actions, there may be a reduction of number of posts on our websites.
Please do not take this as a decreasing of our interest in mutual cooperation.
We appreciate sincere interest in Martha’s problem, and a will to help.
Also, such interest and support gives us strength in this incredibly difficult fight.

In the nearest future we are planning to update all important information missing on our websites. Announcements of appearing of this posts were published long ago.
Refining of those posts also requires us to devote more time.
Those information will certainly be very important in creating the proper opinion on Martha’s case.
In the same time we will write less about does Martha drink coffee in prison, and  when she eats popcorn.
We will avoid something, what sometimes could be called “forced posts”.
We have a lot to write about, but we lack of one thing that Martha has too much: time.
We don’t hide that it took less time for us to write about what happened to Martha in prison on a given day, but…
We won’t stick at all cost to previous plan to publish one post a day.
Soon we will start (or for some people restart) closer exchange of emails with people, who are truly interested in Martha, and want to help us.
This way we will start giving access to more confidential information, that will not be published on the websites.

The  end of summer holiday is inevitably coming…
With new strengths, with positive attitude, reasonably, with intensification of actions in a short period of time…
There is a big chance, that the end of the year will bring the desired breakthrough in the case…
It’s time…

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“Who was he for me?… He seemed like a calm man.” – twelfth fragment of Martha’s book

He was also sometimes assigned by the manager, to explain to me how I am supposed to work, because I was a new employee. He was kind, polite, and patient. When he could, he was giving me and other workers a ride to work, when we were starting on the same hour. We came back from work also together. But before that, at the very beginning, we had a taxi for workers, which was taken away from us. At that time we were all giving each other a ride. To me he was a hard-working, and he didn’t like when someone was lazy. He seemed like a calm man.

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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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