Julie’s Story

Julie Marku outside the courthouse in Heraklion, Crete.

 

Julie, Mark’s wife, shares the non-legal and painfully human side of this overwhelming struggle.

 

Entries

1. How do I start?

2. Our life in Ireland

3. Starting our business

4. Mark and Andreas arrested

5. A blurred two weeks Pt.1

6. A blurred two weeks Pt.2

7. Getting back to Mark

8. Putting a plan in place

9. I WANT I WANT I WANT

10. Moving to Crete

11. Six months later

12. Where are we now?

13. Twelve month review of detention

14. The book of evidence finally closes

15. The pre-trial… or, rather, the lack thereof!

16. A middle of the night blog

17. Almost at the ‘trial’

18. January 2012: Remembered in horror

19. A quick update

20. The trial – Thursday 18th Jan, 12

21. Countdown to the appeal – 10 days to the appeal

22. Countdown to the appeal – 8 days to go

23. Countdown to the appeal – 7 days to go

24. Countdown to the appeal – 6 days to go…

25. 5 days to the appeal – Mark will go to the court in his socks!

26. Countdown to the appeal – 4 days to go…

27. Countdown to the appeal – 3 days to go…..

28. Countdown to the appeal – 2 days to go…

29. Coming home for Christmas – Without Mark – PART 1

30. Coming home for Christmas – Without Mark – PART 2

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2 thoughts on “Julie’s Story

  1. My thoughts are with you. I lived in Crete for 3.5 years. I am now happy to be back in the UK as, like you, Crete was a place where I never felt safe. I enjoyed the weather, but not much else about the Cretan way of life. Whilst living there I witnessed many things, including what appears to be an inbread hatred of Albanians. When ever there was a burglary the locals would always say it was and Albanian who would have done it. In my experience, Albanians were amongst the nicest people I met whilst living there. Honest and hard working. The fact that I am not in contact with any Greeks speaks for itself, but I remain in contact with several Albanians via facebook. I wish you every success in getting support for this case.

  2. Irish citizens should expect some support from the Irish state… Foreign Affairs? Ambassador? Ministry of Justice?