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Mrs Governor said, that Martha will get the photo and she will be allowed to pass it to the family, if it will not be published on the Internet.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:
“This is a photo of Martha from years ago, which I found in the closet. This photography reminds how much Martha loved life, her family and her friends before the tragedy. It’s difficult to accept the sentence she received despite the fact we don’t have contact with Martha. I can only imagine how her family suffers, and misses her.”