Quotes by Gerry McCann

We want a big event to raise awareness that she is still missing, It wouldn’t be a one-year anniversary, it will be sooner than that.

I have no doubt we will be able to sustain a high profile for Madeleines disappearance in the long term.

We have been advised our behaviour was legally well within the bounds of responsible parenting and have been assured no action will be taken.

One good thing to come out of all of this is that there is so much in the press, nobody knows what is true, and what isn't.

We are hoping for the best possible outcome for us.... and Madeleine.

If the worst happened...at least she will be in a better place.

Quotes by Kate McCann

I know that what happened is not due to the fact of us leaving the children asleep. I know it happened under other circumstances.

I was sure immediately that she didn't walk out of that room.

Whoever Madeleine's with she'll be giving them her tuppence worth.

We're good parents, not suspects.

It was really just like being in your back garden.

There's not a day that goes by that I think to myself why did I think that was okay? Was I wrong in thinking that was okay? All I can think to myself is I know how much I love my children, and I know I am a responsible parent.

Quotes by Clarence Mitchell

There is a wholly innocent explanation for any material the police may or may not have found.

It is true that we have requested a meeting with the prime minister to show him the strength of our case, to explain Kate and Gerry's innocence and yet all we've been offered is a medium-level-consular meeting, which we rejected.

Kate and Gerry are realistic enough to know that Madeleine may be dead and it would be a tragedy that she is found as such, because it rules out the hope that she is alive... But any widening of the search area is encouraging and we would welcome that. If she is dead then she is dead, but not by their hand.

They don't cry in public, but plenty of tears are shed 'backstage'.

English want to question the first ever Arguido (suspect) of the Maddie Case

19 November 2014 at 8:17:00 am | Posted by  17 comments

· Robert Murat on the fifth letter rogatory list with seven people Scotland Yard wishes to see questioned

Robert Murat to be investigated again in Madeleine McCann's disappearance. This time he is one of the seven people Scotland Yard requested to be questioned because they are deemed “of special interest”.

Robert Murat was the first suspect
to be constituted as arguido by the Judiciary Police

by Marisa Rodrigues

Robert Murat's wife, Michaela Walczuch, and her former husband, Luís António, are also on the list of people identified to appear for questioning within the scope of the fifth letter rogatory of the process that is being investigated in the United Kingdom. A list that has already received authorization from the Public Ministry (MP) and was sent to the Judiciary Police (PJ) headquarters in the South to be implemented.

These three people know Sergey Malinka, a Russian citizen constituted as arguido in July, in a request of the British authorities that was included in a previous letter rogatory.

Robert was the first to be constituted as arguido [formal suspect] in the Portuguese process, a few days after the disappearance of the English girl, in 2007. Maddie's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were the next to be constituted as arguidos. Murat was cleared of all suspicions.

The Luso-German* woman and her former companion were witnesses in the Portuguese process. The others on the list of the seven considered of interest are: A Portuguese man that used to work at the Ocean Club, a man with similarities to one of the e-fits and a British couple. Besides the questionings of the arguidos, the prosecutor from the Public Ministry of Portimão, Inês Sequeira, has also authorized the questioning of witnesses.

The seven [arguidos] interrogatories and the four [witnesses] examinations were scheduled to take place next week, at the PJ headquarters in Faro, with set dates and times. However, in the meantime, a request for an amendment of the fifth letter rogatory arrived at the PJ, precisely at a time when the letter was about to be carried out, which has led to the postponement of everything.

The legal statute, within the procedural framework, of each one of the persons included in the list might also change. The alteration to the letter rogatory will have to be re-analysed by the prosecutor of Portimão, who is not working, due to being ill, therefore it is not yet certain when the new scheduling will be known.

Robert Murat, British, whose educational background happened in Portugal, masters both languages, serving as an interpreter in several investigations done by the GNR, and later, by the PJ. He even postponed his own flight to England, at the PJ request, so he could remain at their service.

A constant presence that a journalist found suspicious [Lori Campbell - see Robert Murat was accused by 2 British "journalists"], comparing Robert to a suspect [Ian Huntley, The Soham Murderers] that was always at the crime scene and around the police.

Later on the group of friends with which the McCann couple were spending their holidays pointed accusing fingers at Robert, identifying him as the man some of them said they saw carrying a child on the night of 3 of May 2007.

The British man ended up being constituted as arguido 11 days after the disappearance. The house where he lived with his mother, a few metres away from the Ocean Club, was the target of [intense] searches, holes were opened on the property using sophisticated technological equipment to search for traces of the child; cars and computers were carefully examined, no evidence was ever found.

The absence of indicia about what happened to Madeleine led to the archival in 2008. At the PJ request, the process was reopened last year, in October.

in Jornal de Notícias, Nov. 19 2014, paper edition

Note* Luso - A prefix meaning Portuguese (after the Roman province of Lusitania, roughly corresponding to modern Portugal); A person of Portuguese heritage, origin, or ethnicity.

In Spanish at Mercedes' blog: Caso Madeleine McCann: Ingleses vuelven a investigar al primer arguido del caso Maddie


Seven more Portuguese and British Arguidos (suspects) in the Maddie case

10 November 2014 at 9:20:00 am | Posted by  56 comments

Scapegoat by h.koppdelaney

by Marisa Rodrigues

They know Praia da Luz. They know each other. They made phone calls on the night of the disappearance. Some have a record for petty crimes. Others are former workers from the Ocean Club. Seven Portuguese and British nationals fit in this profile, and are now, for Scotland Yard (SY) the new suspects of Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

The group is going to be constituted as arguido [formal suspect] and interrogated by the Judiciary Police (PJ), who are also going to question four witnesses at the request of the British authorities. In the list of the eleven people there is at least one woman.

The proceedings are scheduled for the last week of November, at the PJ's South Directorate in Faro. They appear in the fifth rogatory letter and were authorized by the new prosecutor at the Public Ministry of Portimão, Inês Sequeira, to whom the process was assigned.

These new seven arguidos will join the other four men constituted as arguidos and questioned in July. The British investigation now has eleven suspects.

The Scotland Yard thesis remains unchanged. On May 3, 2007, there was a failed robbery at the apartment 5A where the McCanns left their three children alone to go to dinner. Madeleine, then aged three, woke up and was abducted so she wouldn't recognize and accuse the intruders - a crime that may have been committed by one of the arguidos or by several, in association. This was one of the theories followed by the PJ at the time [2007] and eventually dismissed due to the lack of evidence that a burglary had ever taken place at the apartment.

The new phase of the SY investigation comes at a time when the British press reported that Andy Redwood's team was scaled back and now has fewer people working on it.

The English detectives will have to request the permission of the National Directorate of the PJ to be able to follow the inquiries and interrogatories in Faro, as it happened in July.

in Jornal de Notícias, Nov. 10, 2014 (paper edition)


DNA clears crucial suspect in the Maddie Case

6 November 2014 at 10:29:00 am | Posted by  49 comments

Illustration by Ben Thompson

Euclides already deceased motivated the reopening of the Maddie case process.

By Marisa Rodrigues

It has [finally] collapsed the investigation line that had Euclides Monteiro as a suspect, which also led to the reopening of the “Madeleine McCann process”. The Judiciary police (PJ) bet everything in the abduction of child at the hands of a sexual predator that allegedly attacked British children in the Algarve. However, DNA tests ruled out from the investigation the already deceased man.

At the site of one of the alleged sex abuses a sample of semen was collected, which the PJ already know that it does not belong to the former Ocean Club resort worker. Euclides' DNA was not found, in any case, at the Praia da Luz apartment from where the child disappeared seven years ago.

The thesis of the sexual predator began to be 'drawn' when the PJ inspectors grouped five cases of alleged sex abuse involving British children on holiday in the Algarve between 2004 and 2006, a year before the disappearance. Euclides matched the description made by some of the victims and had already served time for theft using the same method of intrusion into houses - without forced entry. Additionally, he worked at the Ocean Club, and also, in the same day of the disappearance he used his mobile phone in that area. He was the man that fitted the profile of the suspect.

Positive that the correspondence of the cases with an identical “modus operandi allowed for the admission of the possibility that the crimes had been committed by the same author and that this one could be related with Madeleine's disappearance, the PJ asked, in 2013, for the Public Ministry of Portimão to reopen the case.

The detectives knew that in one of the alleged sex abuse cases, there was a semen sample. They compared it with a biological vestige that had been collected previously from Euclides, which was in the possession of the Portuguese National Institute of Forensic Medicine. The man, it should be recalled, died in a tractor accident, in 2009, and was subject to an autopsy as the law dictates. The tests, however, ruled him out from the sex abuse and from the Ocean Club apartment.

The investigations remains open, at the hands of the Porto PJ, no further developments are known.

Arguidos among the 10 to be questioned

The Judiciary Police are going to question about ten people, all at the request of the Scotland Yard, within the scope of the English investigation. In the list, are Ocean Club former employees. All of them are going to be called for the first time. Some as witnesses and other as arguidos [formal suspects], who will join the already four other suspects that were questioned back in July. The questionings should be concluded before the end of the current month.

picture insert

Paula, Euclides' sister, has always claimed her brother's innocence






in Jornal de Notícias, paper edition, Nov. 6 2014

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Mr. Brown comes to Town

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Mr.Brown comes to town

Much has been said about the influence Gordon Brown had upon the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine Mccann. Certainly the political intervention in this case was something the like of which had never been seen before.

In her diary, Kate McCann wrote:

Wednesday, MAY 23: Gordon Brown (then Chancellor and PM in waiting) called and spoke with Gerry - very kind and giving encouragement.
Feeling a bit emotional afterwards.”

On the 27th May 2007, and with the original source being the Guardian, Brendan de Beer wrote:

Gordon Brown has personally intervened in the search for missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann after her parents became frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation.

After a series of telephone conversations with Madeleine's father, Gerry McCann, in recent days, the Chancellor requested assistance from the Foreign Office and the Home Office. He asked that pressure be brought to bear on the Portuguese authorities to allow more information about the inquiry to be made public.

Gerry and his wife, Kate, have been desperate for a description of a man seen carrying what appears to have been a child on 3 May to be made public, but Portuguese police refused for three weeks because of the country's laws, which forbid the details of an investigation being released.

The Observer understands that Brown gave the McCanns an assurance he would do “anything he can” to help. The British embassy duly applied pressure on the Portuguese authorities to find more flexibility in their secrecy laws. British ambassador John Buck visited the Algarve last Thursday. A day later Portuguese police made a U-turn and issued a detailed description of the man, said to be white, 35 to 40, 5ft 10in and of medium build, with hair longer around the neck, wearing a dark jacket, light beige trousers and dark shoes.

Asked whether Brown had influenced the decision, Clarence Mitchell, a Foreign Office spokesman for the McCann family in the Algarve, said: “Draw your own conclusions.” He said in a statement: “I can confirm that telephone conversations have taken place between Gerry McCann and Chancellor Gordon Brown. During them, Mr Brown offered both Gerry and Kate his full support in their efforts to find Madeleine, although details of the conversations will remain private.”

This e-fit was of course the man Jane Tanner saw, that sighting eventually amounted to nothing. I find it very strange the McCanns didn't push the Smith sighting with such vigour, but then from all of Tanners many descriptions, none looked like Gerry.

Clarence Mitchell of course denied that any political pressure was being applied on the investigation. In an interview with the very likeable Sandra Felgueiras, Mitchell was adamant that no political interference was taking place.


A rather odd comment to make considering it was Mitchell himself who was sent by the British Foreign office, and who was directly accused of hindering the police investigation. Carlos Anjos, head of the Portuguese Judiciary Police union said of Mitchell:

“Mr Mitchell wants to discredit the Polícia Judiciária and invent excuses so the McCanns do not come to Portugal to participate in the reconstruction of the night she disappeared.”

“He lies with as many teeth as he has in his mouth. Finally we know what side truth is on.”

As can be seen here, Clarence with his usual smugness, claims that it was him who was responsible for Gordon Brown contacting the McCanns:


Of course here we have a conundrum, as Jill Renwick, a friend of the McCanns, and also one of the first people the couple phoned with the false tale of the “broken” shutters, claims that she asked John Brown, the brother of Gordon to ask the PM in waiting for his help:

“I stopped him (John Brown) in the street the day afterwards and said, 'These are my friends. Do you think you could speak to Gordon about it?' And he said of course. I don't know if anything came about that way.”
                                                                                                                                         in Guardian, June 2, 2007

What was blatantly obvious though was that Gordon Brown was firmly on the side of the McCanns. He made the following statement that said as much:

“Every parent will be sympathising in their hour of need.”

Gonçalo Amaral had this to say about the political intervention:

“I don’t regret what I did, I did it with conviction, I did it to defend the investigation model, what a criminal investigation is supposed to be. Earlier, you spoke about the politically correct, the politically correct policeman. It is my understanding that criminal investigations cannot be politically correct, because they can’t be concerned with politics. And what happened, and continues to happen, is that we have to be politically correct, subordinate to the English power. That happens, it happened on the 2nd of October [of 2007] at the Lisbon Treaty, there were discussions between José Sócrates, then prime minister, and Gordon Brown, the English prime minister, who told the newspapers that he had asked the Portuguese prime minister about the [Maddie] case. So even before that it was already a political case. And when politics intrude into a criminal investigation, nothing will end well, whether the criminal investigation relates to a homicide, a burglary, a disappearance, or corruption.”
                                                                                              in Porto Canal interview, March 14, 2014

Relationships appeared to turn sour though, when in an article published by The Daily Mirror, dated  February 20, 2010  it was reported that:

Kate and Gerry McCann yesterday accused the British Government of hampering the search for their missing daughter. They claim Portuguese cops have leads to Madeleine's disappearance but they have been unable to access them. The couple say despite meetings with Gordon Brown and top UK officials, the three-year investigation has stalled. And they claim red tape is blocking their own inquiries using private detectives. After their successful attempt to maintain a legal ban on publication of a book which claims Madeleine is dead, Gerry, 41, called for a complete review of the case. He said: “There are certainly instances where information we think is very credible and worthy of further investigation has not been actioned.”

It seems Kate and Gerry like to live their lives through the press when it suits, and if you dare not to be bending over backwards for them, they'll let the world know in an attempt to gain yet more sympathy.

Maddie case with more questionings and new Arguidos

5 November 2014 at 2:37:00 pm | Posted by  16 comments

Andy Redwood, posing for photo-shoot, Oct. 2013 | Photo Evening Standard

New Prosecutor in Portimão authorized the investigative steps requested by the English Police

by Rui Pando Gomes

Some of the people who are going to be questioned by the Judiciary Police (PJ) soon, at the request of the English police who are investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance, are going to be interrogated under an arguido [formal suspect] status. The new investigative steps were authorized by the new Prosecutor at the Public Ministry (MP) of Portimão, Inês Sequeira, and are set out in the fifth letter rogatory that was sent by the British authorities to Portugal.

In the interrogatories list, CM was able to establish, are about ten people, Portuguese and British. Most of them will be questioned as witnesses, but some will be constituted as arguidos before the questioning takes place. All of them are going to be heard formally for the first time after the MP Prosecutor gave the go ahead.

The questionings will be carried out by officers from the PJ of Faro, who are cooperating with the British authorities, and these should take place until the end of the current month. The English detectives are going to be able to suggest questions in advance, but they still have to ask for permission to be able to assist to the questionings.

Among the new Scotland Yard suspects, CM found out, are former Ocean Club workers, the resort from where the child disappeared in May 2007, and also residents of Praia da Luz, in Lagos. These are people the British detectives consider suspects of being involved in Maddie's disappearance, following the thesis that the child was abducted during a botched break-in.

These new suspects are only going to be constituted as arguidos in the inquest opened in the United Kingdom and will join the four other arguidos that were already questioned back in July, also within the scope of judicial cooperation. At the time, eleven witnesses were also questioned.

in Correio da Manhã. Nov. 5 2014

Quotes of the Day

4 November 2014 at 8:43:00 am | Posted by  7 comments

Photo by Ranvir Singh




Refs.
Gerry McCann admits Child alert app 'may have found Maddy' - Express, Nov. 3 2014
Gerry McCann says 'every parent has lost their child, even if it is momentarily' - Telegraph, Nov. 3 2014


Missing People - Good Morning Britain ITV Promo with McCann - made private one day after being published on youtube, saved for reference.


Maddie Case: 10 witnesses to be questioned within the scope of the English investigation

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Andy Redwood's team in July | Mirror photo

by Marisa Rodrigues

New witnesses of the English investigation to Madeleine McCann's disappearance are going to be questioned at the request of Scotland Yard (SY). The fifth letter rogatory is already in the hands of the Judiciary Police (PJ), who will now have to schedule the questionings.

The new Public Ministry prosecutor, to whom the Maddie process was recently attributed, authorized the questionings and forwarded the letter to the South PJ Directory, in Faro, so they can be carried out. JN was able to establish that there are about ten witnesses and that all of them are going to be questioned for the first time within the scope of the English investigation. Some of them are, however, already known to the Portuguese investigation and they had nothing relevant to say regarding the English child who disappeared seven years ago in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve.

Even though the English police has expressed their interest in questioning again the four men constituted as arguidos [formal suspects], that had been questioned back in July, the English ended up leaving them out of this letter rogatory, which arrived to the Public Ministry in August. These new investigative steps should take place in the very same manner as it happened three months ago, with a notice for the witnesses to appear at the PJ headquarters. When the date is set, Scotland Yard may then request to the National PJ Directory to be present, without being able to intervene, just as before.

Last time they were in Portugal, on the 14th October, the English police expressed their desire to make a new letter rogatory (the sixth) requesting for the re-analyses of the samples that had been collected in the apartment from where Madeleine disappeared, namely hair samples and the fabric belonging to a curtain.

In a meeting at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (INML), in Coimbra, which gathered detectives and forensic experts, Andy Redwood's team also spoke about the possibility that some of the samples could be taken to England and analysed in a private lab. Until the end of the afternoon, yesterday, no request had been made in that sense to the Public Ministry of Portimão, whose role is to assess and decide on the letters rogatory.

in Jornal de Notícias, paper edition, November 4, 2014

'In the Maddie case the English institute took a year to make the DNA tests whilst we took only two months'

29 October 2014 at 11:39:00 am | Posted by  12 comments

Duarte Nuno Vieira photo by Miguel Silva

Duarte Nuno Vieira, the former president of the Portuguese National Institute of Forensic Medicine [acronym INML], has left, about a month ago, the board of an institution that he spearheaded for 13 years, for feeling "hostility". He laments the way in which he was dismissed by the Justice Minister [Paula Teixeira da Cruz] and guarantees that he never increased his own salary. In the future, he will work for privates and create a Lusophone [Portuguese - Lusitano, from Latin Lusitanus of Lusitania (ancient region corresponding approximately to modern Portugal)] Human Rights Observatory.

'Forensic sciences should not be under the tutelage of the police or magistratures'

by Sónia Graça

You left the Institute on the 26 September. Why did you decide to leave?

For three reasons. Firstly, because I got invitations for extremely attractive projects which in someway would be incompatible with me staying at the institute. Then, for some of the discomfort felt in the environment that we live in the delegation in the Centre of Portugal [Coimbra], where I worked, and also for some displeasure related to an obvious hostility from some elements of the current direction in relation to my person.

What is the feeling of leaving an institution you presided for 13 years?

Some sadness and nostalgia. It means 28 years of my life. This is an institution in whose creation and development I committed myself deeply. When I got here, there was no national institute, but three (one in Porto, another in Coimbra and another one in Lisbon), all working virtually with their backs turned, and there was an almost total absence of forensic services in the rest of the country. Today the entire country is covered. I also had the pleasure of creating the medical speciality of forensic medicine and of placing it on par with the other fields.

You were removed in November, last year and accused of increasing salaries without the authorization the tutelage. Is that true?

The dispatch that ceases my duties was based only on an organic recomposition. No member of the Institute increased their own wages. Since 2007, when it was published a new organic law, we sent multiple letters to successive persons responsible at the Ministry [of Justice] alerting that there was a need for the salary of members of the governing board to be set. The law states that we were entitled to opt for the original wage plus 35%. In my case it was about 3,500 euros net wage. Because we were in a situation of manifest irregularity, we asked for an assessment to the legal department that clearly stated that this is a way to solve the problem and for us to be paid what we were entitled. I opted for the original wage like other board members did. And no overseeing body has ever censored that decision.

But did you report those adjustments to the Government?

Of course. That decision was taken still under the previous Government and was reported to them. After this Minister begun her term it was also reported to her.

Did you get a reply?

The previous Government that had ceased their secondment could no longer make a decision. From the current Government we never got a reply (which if different, could only mean increasing the wages) - not to this, nor to several other requests which were fundamental to the day-to-day management of the institution.

Is it true that you had already express your desire to leave to the Minister?

No,because the Minister never received me. However inside and outside the institute my intention was already known. Since 2012 I made repeated requests, by phone, by email and circular letters, to the chief of cabinet to have an audience with the lady Minister. In March 2013, I stated in the recorded minutes of a meeting of the governing board what my intention was, that as soon she received me I was going to request for a replacement. This, because it seemed to me that after all those years it would be wrong to resign by letter. I was finally summoned, by fax, for a hearing on November 13, when the cabinet office knew I was in Ghana, in a UN mission (between the 7 and 15). I admit that they did not inform the Minister, but the truth is that when I was summoned, I was unable to return before the 14th. In the evening of 15 November, the institute received a fax from the Ministry, signed by an advisor, communicating me of a dispatch stating my functions as president had ceased.

How did you feel?

I felt hurt, it would be hypocritical of me not to assume it. Over time, I also had to fire some people I worked with and I always did it eye to eye. Obviously the lady Minister has every right to choose with whom she prefers to work. What hurt me most were the insinuations in some media, trying to associate my departure to the wages.

After 13 years, what improved in Forensic Medicine?

A lot was improved. From the facilities and working conditions to the forensic technical procedures, to the scientific investigation, education and training. People are unaware, but when I arrived to the Forensic Medicine [30 years ago], in some cases, autopsies were made in the open-air. I still remember the counties where they were made, ​​inside barracks in the middle of cemeteries, without running water or electricity. There was no respect for the dignity of the victims and of the experts. There were no minimal conditions, based on technical and scientific rules, of protocols or standardized models. There was no guarantee of the chain of custody, each one worked his own way, there were no regular meetings or conferences, there was no internship program ...

But the slowness of the tests is a flaw pointed out by different judicial operators.

That was a false issue some newspapers overemphasized. When I left, there were about 2% of delays in an institute that made over 180 thousand to 200 thousand forensic tests per year. This represents about four thousand forensic tests delayed. Things in Forensic Medicine don't happen like in the CSI TV series. I always give the Maddie case as an example: the Forensic Science Service, in the United Kingdom, took almost a year to make the DNA tests whilst we had the results by the end of two months.

The DNA database proved ineffective...

It was an enormous civilizational advancement. From a technical and scientific standpoint, it is an international reference. We were one of the very few databases when subjected to international inspection that was approved right the first time. From the functional point of view, it happened what I had foreseen at the time and for which I was even criticized: the law is too restrictive and does not allow to expand the database, especially since it depends on the ruling of a magistrate [judge].

Does it make any sense to have an institute and a Police Laboratory of Forensic Science (LPC​​)?

I defended publicly that there was no point we had a duplication of means and that there should be a single national institute of forensic science. Forensic sciences should not be under the tutelage of the police or magistratures. In fact, that is a recommendation of the American Academy of Sciences. By this I don't mean to imply that many police laboratories, including the LPC, do not work with impartiality, but this does not always happen in every country. It's not enough for Caesar's wife to be serious, it is also necessary that she appears to be...

What are you going to do now?

I will remain connected to the public service. My reference place is of being a professor in the Faculty of Medicine. I have always considered myself primarily an academic and it is that world I enjoy above all. Moreover, I will put my knowledge available to those who understand it may be useful: forensic tests for insurance companies, lawyers, victims... In international terms, I will continue as a consultant to the UN, for the International Red Cross, for Amnesty International and other organizations. Meanwhile, I was appointed as the chairman of the scientific council of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor and of the scientific board of the Association for the Prevention of Trauma and the Violation of Human Rights, that was created this year in Coimbra. I would like to found, together with other colleagues, a Lusophone Human Rights Observatory in the PALOPs to develop projects of investigation in this field. These are all Humanitarian projects, non-profit. Projects abound.

Do you feel that you are more recognized abroad?

It's an issue that does not worry me. But I was particularly heartened to have been awarded this year's Douglas Lucas Medal award, precisely because it is attributed by colleagues who are references in international forensic sciences.

in newspaper SOL, Oct. 23 2014