31 January 2009

Tit for Tat: Maddie Case & Freeport Case

British are the most unhelpful in European Judicial Cooperation


The decision of the Central Department for Penal Investigation and Action [DCIAP] in not allowing the lift of the banking secrecy of José Sócrates is also fundamented with the English Government unhelpful attitude in the case of the disappearance of the girl Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, Algarve.

This thesis has been evoked by the magistrates of that department, who even consider to be "offensive" the behavior of the British authorities, the very same who didn't show any willingness to investigate the eventual pressures of the Prime Minister of that country when Maddie disappeared.

Another situation which has caused some nuisance it's precisely the fact of the English - who are the most unhelpful in the ambit of the European Judicial Cooperation - who have requested the lift of the banking secrecy. This "attitude" was seen as a 'provocation', since the lifting of the secrecy of the bank accounts is precisely the one to which the British Police offers more resistance.

According to Correio da Manhã, the fact that the British authorities have not yet complied [fully] to the requests sent by the Portuguese authorities [in 2005] under the scope of the same investigation is reason enough for the British letter rogatory to be seen with bewilderment.

Source: Correio da Manhã, paper edition, 30 January 2009

6 comments:

  1. Joana, you early bird !
    You really make an effort to keep us well informed
    Thanks

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  2. Thank you Joana!
    Mr. Duarte Levy put it wonderfully in a tv interview, he said it was a case of something like: two friends meet by chance in a brothel and one says to the other, I won't tell your wife if you won't tell mine...

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  3. Well done, DCIAP!Why should we help someone who doesn't want to help us?
    England has shown nothing but contempt and disrespect towards Portugal throughout history.
    I know people are not all the same.
    I know that many english people love Portugal and the portuguese and have been horrified by the offensive way we have been treated and portrayed in their country.
    I know.But the truth is, and I'm sorry to say it, the portuguese have become very suspicious about the english and don't expect much from them anymore.

    And the portuguese authorities should never help the english ones again until all the information we have asked about the Maddie case (and probably about other cases as well) has been finally sent to us.

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  4. Sr José Sócrates, que grande amigo esse Gordon Brown, hein?
    Depois da ajuda monumental que recebeu no caso Maddie esse senhor não faz o menor esfoço para o poupar á humilhação de ver o seu nome manchado pelas suspeitas da polícia inglesa!

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  5. Talvez esse primeiro-ministro-engenheiro se tenha lembrado algumas vezes do Dr Gonçalo Amaral ultimamente.
    Mas o Dr Amaral faz parte dos que podem olhar-se ao espelho e dizer bem alto que quem não dever não teme....
    Estes amigos de Peniche! A malvada e pérfida Albion...
    Os tugas nunca aprendem a lição.

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  6. We, the English en masse, struggle with haughty dishonest government, dispossession (slavery), slavishness, centralisation (monopolisation), conceit, materialistic government and schooling, lack of spiritual leadership, totalitarianism, stupidity, greed, factory farming and distribution of adulterated poisonous food and, poverty in human life. I beg your compassion.

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