Matter of Fact
by Gonçalo Amaral
It is a decision that one praises, acknowledging the help that it will bring for the good decision of the cause, but which makes one think. Being certain that the Bar Association having a different head bar, it is not wrong to say that in the recent death of another child the responsibles for the Bar had an active intervention concerning the law. They did not constituted themselves as assistants, fighting against the premature archival of the process and investigation, but, only and just as arguido defenders. That is, they did not collaborate with the Public Ministry, defending the interests of the victim, but the interests of those, who at the time, were considered to be suspects of the execution of the corpse-hiding crime.
Other Times, another head of the Bar Association. One can argue that in that case the law would not allow the constitution as assistant. But isn't the Bar Association [OA] at this moment intervening for justice to be made? Can this only be done by constituting itself as an assistant? Shouldn't [the Bar] intervene, for example, in that and in other processes where the dust can be taken from the archivals and for justice to be done? We shall go back to this issue next week!