In Portugal, this and other similar accounts do not have the «undisputed credibility» necessary to reopen the Public Ministry archived process relative to the investigation of Madeleine Beth McCann' mysterious disappearence.
A source from the Portuguese Attorney General Office explained yesterday that «none of the informations which have reached the official investigators of the case [Portuguese Judiciary Police], amongst them various alleged sightings, had the required degree of probability and/or plausibility to reopen the process».
«The same [Maddie's Case Process] will only be reopened if and when we are presented with accounts that have an acceptable amount of reliability», added the source.
A Judiciary Police source also said that no new leads have arrived to them recently and, that all the informations received up until now were not considered as being of unquestionable credibility by the Portuguese Public Ministry, in order to prompt the reopening of the Maddie case.
An official source from that same institution guaranteed that «despite the process is archived, the Judiciary Police keeps a commitment to explore all the leads».
Early this year begun the hearing sessions relative to the injunction requested by the McCann couple against a book and a documentary; the request was made in their own name, in missing Madeleine McCann's name [a Ward of Court since the 2nd of April 2008 - PDF link] and in the twins Sean and Amelie names; it was requested trough their Portuguese lawyer Isabel Duarte and was temporarily granted until the main action is trialled - the main action is a libel action against Gonçalo Amaral where the McCann couple asks for 1,2 million Euros in compensation.
The anti-constitutional injunction banned the book 'Maddie, The Truth of the Lie' from the Portuguese market [only] and forbade the broadcast by TVI Portuguese TV Channel [owned by the Spanish group PRISA] of the documentary based on the book or any divulgation of the contents expressed in both. The commercialization of the documentary by Valentim de Carvalho Filmes was prohibited and the book publisher Guerra & Paz was barred from editing, publishing and selling the book copyright to other book editors.
The injunction also obliges the former PJ chief-coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, author of the censored book to silence - otherwise he would forcefully have to pay 1000 euros each time he would give an opinion based on the factual conclusions shared by the joint investigation made by the PJ [Portuguese Judiciary Police]/MET -NSY, NPIA & some Leicestershire Police Officers, codenamed Operation Task (PDF) [Interpol - Europol also co-operated with the PJ closely]. The end results and similar conclusions of a premature archived investigation are presented in the Portuguese Public Ministry Process.
During the above mentioned hearing sessions in a Lisbon Court, sworn witnesses stated in court the McCanns and their numerous teams of private detectives [Kevin Halligen, Metodo 3, Dave Edgar, Henry Exton, etc...] have failed to send any new leads or any kind of information to the Portuguese Judiciary Police, the only criminal police who has the jurisdiction to investigate the case in the Portuguese Republic, a sovereign territory.
The McCann's Carlos Moreira of the Lazzeri's SUN exclusive non-news article is simply another dismissed 'witness' account from the PJ 'sexed-up dossier' files, that Isabel Duarte and the McCanns themselves, via Clarence Mitchell and some of the UK media [mainly Murdoch's News Corp media outlets] have been trying to exploit and hype - each with its own agenda. Nothing will come from the re-hashed spin, except an intentional Team McCann machiavellian spin to attempt validate a previous cock-and-bull story on Raymond Hewlett's [and re-accuse the now dead and defenceless Hewlett (another scapegoat like Murat)], bringing back the «old» tale of the white van as a «new» lead. [which by now was distributed via the news agencies and published by the world's mainstream media in an ad nauseam copy cat journalistic style]
The McCann couple can and could have easily asked for the reopening of the process of the investigation to their daughter's disappearance to the Portuguese Public Ministry at any moment, yet they've allowed its archival in 2008 without moving a straw or in this particular case, by leaving the vast majority of stones unturned [ 'We will leave no stone unturned. In the search, for our daughter, Madeleine' - Gerry McCann], which is by the way the name of the non-charitable registered trade mark name for the Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned started on the 15th of May 2007.
If the McCanns decide to answer the PJ questions which they refused to answer in 2007, or if they do the official reconstruction as requested by the authorities [not a crime watch style nor a biased mockumentary] or if they explain the many incongruences of the Tapas 9 statements, the McCanns' daughter case will be forcefully reopened in Portugal. We are still waiting for the McCanns to take some action so that goal is achieved - and expect that they stop censoring and filing lawsuits against all those who do not believe in their uncorroborated version of the events that took place on the 3rd May 2007.
Ongoing translation of the Process Files from Portuguese to English at The Maddie Case Files Forum
The book the McCanns added to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum at Truth about a Lie, translated to English.
The forbidden documentary based on the banned book in here, subtitles in English.
Exclusive Video: McCanns Press Conference
«The following video was recorded by a journalist, the only journalist who dared ask the McCann couple tough questions. You may have seen some of the footage broadcast on your own countries' TV channels, edited to suit the spin, and some even altered or omitted the fact that the McCanns only mentioned that they would like the archived process of Madeleine McCann to be re-opened or reviewed after the former PJ coordinator, Gonçalo Amaral, told the media a few hours earlier that he was evaluating the legal aspects to constitute himself as an assistant in the process in order to pressure its reopening, so the investigation into Madeleine's disappearence can continue.
The whole of the mainstream media also didn't make any reference to a press note distributed among the journalists during the court lunch break by 'Citizens in Defence of Rights and Freedoms - Project Justice Gonçalo Amaral' featuring an appeal to 'the English subjects, and especially to the English media, to pressure the police to open their archives' and that 'the world wants to know what really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann. Premature shelving is not an answer'.
In this video Gerry McCann says that he would be 'delighted' if the case is reopened. We eagerly wait for the McCann Couple to request the reopening of the case and for their participation in a reconstruction.»
Kate McCann Forced Political Pressure on the Investigation
«To increase the political pressure”. The phrase, by Kate McCann, written among the notes that were found in her house which the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) apprehended, is clear about the manner in which Maddie’s parents intended to manage their daughter’s disappearance, bringing it into the press’ first pages and turning it into a case with political outlines.»
'Maddie died and the parents concealed'
«The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in Praia da Luz, in May 2007, started as if it was an abduction. But “Kate and Gerry McCann were made arguidos because the elements that were collected during the investigation pointed towards death, simulation of abduction and concealment of the child’s cadaver”, chief inspector Tavares de Almeida, one of the PJ investigators who held the case until he was removed from it – in early September 2007 – when he requested the change of the coercion measures into preventive custody “to prevent them from leaving Portugal”, said in court yesterday.
“We always spoke about an accidental death. Even prosecutor Magalhães Menezes [holder of the process] believed in Maddie’s death, just like Kate herself, at a given point in time. But the PJ does not have the power to accuse and the process was archived”, Tavares de Almeida explained – in front of the McCann couple – during the first session of the opposition to the injunction that prohibited the sale of former PJ inspector Gonçalo Amaral’s book ‘The Truth of the Lie’.
“The dogs detected blood and cadaver odour in the apartment and in the rented car. And all that was collected was [done] jointly with members of the Birmingham laboratory, in order to avoid any discrepancies. But, as incredible as this may sound, after the first result showed that 15 out of 19 alleles from the sample of Madeleine’s DNA coincided, they came and said that they had contaminated the samples”, Tavares de Almeida accused.»
All information regarding Madeleine Beth McCann disappearance should be forwarded to the only official and criminal Police force that can investigate crimes in Portugal, not to rent-a-cops or dubious organizations, nor to Police forces that withhold vital information for more than 5 months. Please forward any information that can help re-open the archived investigation of Maddie's disappearance to the Portuguese Judiciary Police to:
Directoria Nacional da Polícia Judiciária
Rua Gomes Freire n.º 174 1069-007 Lisboa
T./P.: +351 21 864 10 00
Fax: +351 21 353 73 37
Unidade de Cooperação Internacional
Rua Gomes Freire, 213 , 1150-178 Lisboa
T./P.: + 351 218 641 000
Departamento de Investigação Criminal de Portimão
Rua Pé da Cruz, nº2, 8500-640 Portimão
T./P.:+351 282 405 400
Fax: +351 282 412 763
All image credits belong to my dear & very talented friend Himself at The McCann Gallery and Good Quality Wristbands - Clarence Mitchell spinning suspects sequence in full here