11 September 2009
Editor Contests Prohibitions: ‘Maddie: The Truth of the Lie’
The editor that publishes the book ‘Maddie: The Truth of the Lie’, Guerra & Paz, has informed that it is going to contest the judicial prohibition that involves Gonçalo Amaral’s book, after having received the notification this Friday.
The action that was filed against the book includes the prohibition of selling the book’s edition rights for foreign publications, as well as the impossibility to cite, analyse, give an opinion or interviews about the thesis that is defended by Gonçalo Amaral.
Guerra & Paz defends that these restrictions are “an attempt against the freedom of expression and the freedom of contract, hurting the most elementary rights that are consecrated by the Portuguese Constitution”.
In the same press release, the editor names the decision as “unjustified and disputable”, taking into account the international application of the decision.
“It is only out of respect to the institutions and due to our will to contribute to their prestige, that we obey this arbitrary position that we will contest in the Portuguese courts and, if necessary, at super-national instances”.
source: Correio da Manhã, 11.09.2009