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by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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Lucia.... thank you!

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She's out
I don't know much more. We could be nearly there.

Thank you so much for all your support

Thank you Joker particularly

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Extract from my website:

... This sounds like a tacit admission that the deaths of which she was accused of causing were natural.

But it's not over. The Supreme Court has not yet received the recommendation of their Advocate General to reopen the case and they may well reject that recommendation despite the facts. The reason for this is that a scientific opinion or statment, however compelling is not considered a "novum" under Dutch Law. What that means is that despite the erroneous statistics used in her first prosecution, despite the fact that the deaths have been scientifically demonstrated as natural, despite the fact that the Triumvirate found that in some cases the police investigation procedures were incorrect and that much of the impression given in her prosecution was based on insubstantiated rumours and hearsay........ Despite all of this, the Dutch Supreme Court could choose to do nothing.

It's not over...

but we're getting there


2nd Apr 2008, 14:04

hype says:

now that is good news.

2nd Apr 2008, 14:05

OJ says:

Good news indeed. Congratulations to Lucia.

2nd Apr 2008, 14:13

Spiderbaby says:

Great news! :)

2nd Apr 2008, 14:30

nige says:

oh wow.

2nd Apr 2008, 14:31

Alfie says:

Incredible news, congrats to everyone who helped in any way.

2nd Apr 2008, 15:01

Alfie says:

Also D, you should call BBC's news desk and get the ball rolling with what you *do* know.

2nd Apr 2008, 15:03

seaneeboy says:

Absolutely wonderful news - and yes, as alfie says, get BBC News onto it!

2nd Apr 2008, 15:06

paintist says:

OMG! wonderful :-) !!! Light indeed....really such good news

2nd Apr 2008, 15:10

Fan-f*ckin'-tastic! :D

I'll prod a few local newsdesks....


2nd Apr 2008, 15:35

factotum says:

Wonderful news!

2nd Apr 2008, 16:08

JokerXL says:



*Jumping around the living room*

Still patchy as to how/why/what
I'm following the news here closely and Emails are flying about all over the shop.

Just f**ing marvelous though!!

2nd Apr 2008, 16:08

Izadora says:

hi Mummy!

Just wanted to say I love you, and I still can't believe my mother is home :) I keep calling her hahahahahaha...just because I can! :)

Thanks to you all (and Joker in particular) for all the help and support!


2nd Apr 2008, 16:15

540air says:

That's brilliant :)

2nd Apr 2008, 16:30

Dhamaka says:


Izadora - I love you too! Give her my love...

Thanks again everyone..

Actually there's more work to do for the translators now.... we need to give the foreign press material!

Alfie - and others - I've sent one-paragraph updates to the following: BBC (radio, TV, Today), Independent, Sky, Mail, Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Press Association, Guardian & Observer. If you have the email of newsdesks from other publications please let me know by email.

2nd Apr 2008, 16:33

Helen says:


Hope all progresses well from here.

2nd Apr 2008, 16:50

JokerXL says:

Izadora, we're all just soooooo happy here, big hugs!

2nd Apr 2008, 16:51

Tori says:


Looking forward to hearing the full news.

2nd Apr 2008, 17:54

SLG NLI and hiding says:

So so pleased .................

2nd Apr 2008, 18:23

Viv says:


2nd Apr 2008, 18:53

PR says:

the real victory for the real life of the real person
that's great!

2nd Apr 2008, 19:10

taniwha says:

Well done. So much work and concern has gone into this. It must feel wonderful.

2nd Apr 2008, 19:11

Contacted the newsdesks at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and NPR, plus a favorite newshound involved with SoCal Public Radio.

If I could strip my rants down to ~450 words, I could pitch an essay to NPR's All Things Considered. Really, though, it would be cool to get someone who's fairly well-spoken interviewed for a fifteen-minute or half-hour segment by Terry Gross on Fresh Air....


2nd Apr 2008, 19:57

Essitam says:

Got your message earlier -

Absolutley fantastic Hun!!

2nd Apr 2008, 21:31

Dhamaka NLI says:

thanks guys - Xalieri with the details on the sites and my emails they should have enough to run on

2nd Apr 2008, 21:34

bronxelf says:

That's awesome. :) Great news all around.

2nd Apr 2008, 21:39

ookiine says:

Nice to see... Never heard of her though in the US.

2nd Apr 2008, 22:46

lps says:

Really fantastic news!

2nd Apr 2008, 23:35

swamprose says:

just got home.
congratulations to those who believed and worked so hard.

3rd Apr 2008, 02:15

looker says:

WAAAAHOOO I love good news!!! Wait.................. OK I'm back had to do a little dance.

3rd Apr 2008, 05:52

Dhamaka says:

thank you all

3rd Apr 2008, 08:22

Dhamaka says:

I've added to the chat on the post above

3rd Apr 2008, 13:18

beth says:

Ohh that's really great news.. I'm really glad you and iz must be so chuffed.


3rd Apr 2008, 15:10

anonymous says:

a big YIHAAA!
Congratulations to Lucia.

3rd Apr 2008, 15:41

evilmink269 says:

AWESOME Ms D~ just awesome~

3rd Apr 2008, 19:25

winespy says:

absolutely wonderful news :)

congratulations to everyone concerned

for Lucia it must feel so unreal, to just go outside whenever she pleases, big hugs from everyone here x

the truth will out...

4th Apr 2008, 09:46

Dhamaka says:

Boet - absolutely!

Beth - I can't speak for anyone else but it feels like I'm waking up from a bad dream at the moment. Or like when I was 13 or 14 and in the middle of the summer holidays with the excitement of days of fun tempered by the knowledge that I'd have to go back to school in the end.

095, evilmink and winespy - thank you

AAH - One step at a time is the order of the day.... I personally am finding it difficult to adjust to the idea that we're finally getting somewhere. I'm not able to think about more than making absolutely sure that she never has to go back into prison... and it seems there's a way to go before that..

4th Apr 2008, 14:07

Dhamaka says:

thanks :)

4th Apr 2008, 14:15

MaggieD says:

If the power of positive thought has any influence outside of one's own body, then I am sending the most powerful of all positive thoughts to Lucia, Lucia's family and to you .....

4th Apr 2008, 17:30

Dhamaka says:

thank you Maggie

4th Apr 2008, 17:40