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Post  candyfloss on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:29 pm

Haven't looked at this as yet..


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Former Maddie cop blasts “strategic campaign” underway to pressure Portuguese judiciary https://shar.es/1CVRkQ  via @sharethis


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Post  Andrew on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:42 pm

Following a new rush of Madeleine stories in the world’s press, former PJ detective Gonçalo Amaral has come out with all guns blazing.

Awaiting the decision of his appeal against the €500,000-plus damages awarded to Madeleine’s parents as a result of their long running civil suit against him, Amaral says it is “intolerable and reprehensible” to see what is quite clearly a “strategic campaign mounted with the view to pressurise a superior Portuguese court”.

“To produce, at this moment, sightings and interviews giving the false idea that a child that mysteriously disappeared around nine years ago has been found alive, is part of a campaign of pressure on a Portuguese institution of law” - in this case, the Court of Appeal, in Lisbon, he added.

To those who “feed the false idea” that Madeleine could appear at any moment alive, “just because there are cases where children have been recovered after several years”, Amaral stresses: “These children were all over nine years old when they disappeared.”

He goes on to refer people to his book “Vidas Sem Defesa” which “may teach (them) something about child disappearances”.

The strongly-worded statement followed a flurry of spurious news stories about a so-called Private Investigator having “found” Madeleine in the South American country of Paraguay.

The story is understood to have led to a “huge search” involving “four police stations, an anti-kidnapping division, intelligence personnel and Interpol”.

It was widely covered by the British press which went on to describe the “heartache” that it has since caused (as it was spurious) and how Madeleine “could have been put in danger”, as the Private Eye should not have announced the (spurious) sighting without first contacting the relevant authorities.

As Amaral explains: “It is important not to forget that the decision on my appeal is pending.”

It is a decision that he “awaits with the calm and serenity possible” when faced with regular Maddie stories, repeated ad infinitum in the world’s press.

One of the most recent involved the interpretation of a statement - by Madeleine’s mother Kate that her daughter was “not a million miles from Praia da Luz” - which was taken to suggest Madeleine was in fact still very much in Praia da Luz.

The British tot went missing from a tourist apartment in the holiday resort in May 2007, and despite a Metropolitan Police investigation that has cost €12 million, every single line of inquiry appears to have led nowhere.

Gonçalo Amaral was in charge of the original investigation and is the author of the book “A Verdade da Mentira” - the Truth of the Lie - which formed the basis of the McCann parents’ civil action against him.

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Post  candyfloss on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:50 pm

Thanks Andrew.

Who can blame him for stating this.

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Post  costello on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:57 pm

Good on him, he must be under immense pressure.
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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 2:06 pm

I, for one, am glad he's called them out after being silent for so long. I just have a niggling doubt about the timing and hope it isn't a foreshadowing of bad news for him.
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Post  Mimi on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 2:09 pm

Surely the Portuguese Courts will be aware that desperate guilty people put out all sorts of rubbish propaganda. Hopefully they`re not daft - Judges are meant to be wise aren`t they????

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 2:16 pm

Mimi wrote:Surely the Portuguese Courts will be aware that desperate guilty people put out all sorts of rubbish propaganda. Hopefully they`re not daft - Judges are meant to be wise aren`t they????

That's the problem, especially when talking about the highest of courts. Common sense and feelings aren't considered, just the letter of the law and the belief(s)/interpretations of the judges.
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Post  Heisenburg on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 3:01 pm

costello wrote:Good on him, he must be under immense pressure.

I don't see it like that,he is prepared to be patient its TM with the endless stories who are under pressure.
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Post  Poe on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 3:09 pm

Heisenburg wrote:
costello wrote:Good on him, he must be under immense pressure.

I don't see it like that,he is prepared to be patient its TM with the endless stories who are under pressure.

That's my understanding too Heisenburg, it also reads like a warning shot across the McCann bows that, whatever the verdict, he won't go quietly.
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Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 3:36 pm

Heisenburg wrote:
costello wrote:Good on him, he must be under immense pressure.

I don't see it like that,he is prepared to be patient its TM with the endless stories who are under pressure.
Is it possible he has had a nod that he has won so feels confident enough to speak out. In other words, " I know what they are trying to do but it hasn't worked."
After all he has maintained a dignified silence all this time. Why now? And why are the McCanns spinning like tops?

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 3:41 pm

chirpyinsect wrote:
Heisenburg wrote:
costello wrote:Good on him, he must be under immense pressure.

I don't see it like that,he is prepared to be patient its TM with the endless stories who are under pressure.
Is it possible he has had a nod that he has won so feels confident enough to speak out. In other words, " I know what they are trying to do but it hasn't worked."
After all he has maintained a dignified silence all this time. Why now? And why are the McCanns spinning like tops?

The reality is that most likely neither know and are both itching. Though as you say, TM is spinning out of control the last couple of weeks.
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Post  dogs don't lie on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

This is one smart man, he knows exactly what they're at!

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Post  Andrew on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 9:09 pm

Whether he's had a nod or not, I can't believe how dignified, calm and patient he's been all these years.

If it was me, then I would be singing like a canary. And some.

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Post  Châtelaine on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 9:16 pm

He's dignified, all right.
I keep wishing him the very best, to regain his life, which has been IMO unlawfully been taken from him since a very long time.
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Post  costello on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 9:43 pm

I am also hoping beyond hope that Goncalo Amaral wins this appeal and is able to get his life back. He solved this mystery many years ago, but I do believe other forces are at work, and he realizes this. I still believe his article today, which did surprise me, leads me to believe he is uncertain of the outcome. Justice has to prevail surely.
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Post  Andrew on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 11:13 pm

'Other forces' as such is just an embarrassment of folk who initially got hoodwinked by mediocre medics from the midlands. Who made some money and paid a mouthpiece. Mitchell.

A lot of M's in that. And that what it was all about.

Money, Missing People, Madeleine, more money.
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