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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“Who was he for me?… I was also at his birthday, but only for 15 minutes, because he saw me, and asked me from the balcony to come in, just for a minute” – thirteenth fragment of Martha’s book

fragmentAt work he often liked to start chatting. For the first year everything was calm, and I had friendly relations with him and his brother. We even had coffee and a cake with his brother on his name day (or his brother’s name day, I don’t remember precisely). I visited them three times during the first year, when he asked me to lend him some money, when he needed to repair his car. I was also at his birthday, but only for 15 minutes, because he saw me, and asked me from the balcony to come in, just for a minute.

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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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