Note to the 'interview' aka Miguel Sousa Tavares monologue - MST performance as a journalist evidenced that he never read the process, that he does not know anything factual from the investigation made by English and Portuguese authorities to the mysterious disappearence of Madeleine McCann. Like the McCanns he tried to bring Joana Cipriano's case as a parallel to Maddie's, not knowing that the appeal made by our favorite character in this affair, the psychic lawyer Aragão Correia - the same one who bluffed [by his own admission] João Cipriano into signing a fake confession - was dismissed by the STJ - Superior Court of Justice. The 'interview' was abhorrent, Miguel Sousa Tavares made the questions and gave the answers based on his own opinions, opinions which as one can read in his column articles [in weekly newspaper Expresso, obviously] are filled with an odd and perhaps personal hatred for the Judiciary Police and Gonçalo Amaral. A significant result of this interview is the vast amount of Portuguese and foreign residents who expressed their utter disgust to the biased conduct of the interviewer in several places, from emailing SIC to leaving comments (more than
On with the article [which is from SIC by the way].
The former coordinator of the Judiciary Police Gonçalo Amaral was interviewed this Monday, at night, by Miguel Sousa Tavares in SIC's program "Fire Signals". After the injunction to the book "Maddie- The Truth of the Lie", Gonçalo Amaral speaks of the investigation and launches more suspicions on Kate and Gerry.
"The McCann couple spoke about leaving on the same day that the English dogs arrived in Portugal and after the McCanns knew the capabilities of those dogs. Full stop.", he stated categorically.
Despite the insistence by Miguel Sousa Tavares in questioning what difference would the presence in the country of Maddie's parents do to the investigation carried out with the aid of sniffer dogs, Gonçalo Amaral declined to clarify the relationship between the two issues. [actually as you can see in the video Amaral didn't decline, he tried to answer but MST never allowed Mr. Amaral to give an answer without rude interruptions]
The English dogs that were in Praia da Luz detected cadaver odour in the car used by the McCann couple during their stay in the Algarve and one of the dogs signalled blood odour at the boot of the car.
The former Judiciary Police Inspector defended himself several times during the interview with the injunction that was imposed by the court, which obliges him to silence with regards to the thesis that is defended in the book "Maddie - The Truth of the Lie".
In the book, Gonçalo Amaral defends the thesis of the involvement of Kate and Gerry McCann in the disappearance of their daughter in May 2007, from an apartment in a tourist resort in Praia da Luz, Algarve.
As coordinator of the Criminal Investigation Department of the PJ of Portimão, Gonçalo Amaral joined the team of investigators who tried to find out what happened to Madeleine. [this sentence and the bellow one is copied from a Lusa News Agency article already translated ad nauseam in this blog]
Kate e Kerry McCann [sic], who always maintained the position that Maddie was kidnapped, were constituted arguidos [official suspects] in September 2007, but were eventually acquitted in July 2008 for lack of evidence to support the hypothesis advanced by the investigation of the accidental death of the girl. [another mistake by the 'copyist' who wrote this "news piece", an archival dispatch does not acquit anyone it merely archives a process - only a court can acquit or decide on that matter]
The McCanns Innocence [it should be read 'no sense']
"I sleep well rested do you know why?", answered Gonçalo Amaral to Miguel Sousa Tavares when he suggested the scenario of the possible innocence of the McCanns 'versus' the possibility of having lost their daughter and still having to overcome the fact that they are suspects in her disappearance.
"It was the McCanns who conformed with the archival of the process," he said. [Gonçalo Amaral said more, he stated that the McCann couple pressured for the archival]
Insults from the English
At the end of the interview, Gonçalo Amaral, who had brought with him a paper where he had noted down all of the offences to which he was a target from the English media, read them justifying thus the polemical book "as an exercise of his right of Freedom of Expression" : "I was called 148 times of 'torturer'; 45 times of 'bungler'; 37 times of 'incompetent'; 23 times of 'imbecile cop', and 220 times of 'sacked'."
in SIC [modified at 23:41 , published at 23:32 ]