10 May 2011

McCannFiles exclusive: Gonçalo Amaral issues plea for Kate McCann to "tell the truth"



by Nigel Moore

FORMER Portuguese police co-ordinator Goncalo Amaral has issued a plea for Kate McCann to "tell the truth" and spoken of his delight at having his freedom of speech returned.

Speaking exclusively to mccannfiles.com on the eve of the publication of Mrs McCanns' book about missing daughter Madeleine, Mr Amaral said he was surprised at Kate's claim that she was writing her book "to give an account of the truth."

"It is strange to hear the word 'truth' from the mouth of someone who didn't cooperate with the police when the investigation was open," he said.

"And it was not any investigation; it was about finding what caused the mysterious disappearance of her daughter, and the enormous effort to recover her."

Mr Amaral believes the McCanns have "the right to be able to write what they like about the case" and supports the fact that Kate "is using her freedom of speech". Something recently denied him.

"A book that is written by someone who was a suspect may become of use as a document, maybe even a piece of documental evidence. Let us wait," he added.

Mr Amaral, whose bestselling book The Truth of the Lie was the subject of costly legal action by the McCanns, said he "felt like a free man" when the injunction on his book was overturned by the Appeals Court in October last year. "The McCanns also felt free because they decided to write a book," he observed.

The McCanns, who failed in their recent appeal to Portugal's Supreme Court to reimpose the ban, must now return all seized copies of the book, currently placed with their lawyer, Isabel Duarte, or risk incurring a criminal charge of disobedience.

"Legality has been re-established," said Goncalo Amaral. "The McCanns have just lost one more judicial action that was paid for with money from a fund that they say is for recovering their daughter.

"Both her and her husband were, and still are, more concerned with defending their image than in finding out what caused the child's mysterious disappearance."

An English language version of Goncalo Amaral's book is yet to be released but he said: "After the McCanns' book is published, there is no reason whatsoever for The Truth of the Lie not to be published in the UK. The British people are entitled to know all of the facts."

Mr Amaral believes that the process will be reopened and "the material truth will be known" and is dismissive of the McCanns' petition for a review of the case.

"That is one of the misunderstandings that are created by the McCanns," he said, "they do not want the case to be reviewed, they merely want a review of the information that has been added after the shelving (sightings of the child).

"If they wanted the case to be reviewed, they would ask for the crime process and the investigation to be reopened, and they would supply all of the reports from the various private detectives that they have hired.

"To ask for the process to be reopened, all it would take is a letter to the Prosecutor, as it has already happened in so many other cases. It costs them nothing, just the stamp on the letter."

If the process were reopened, Mr Amaral believes there are "several" diligences which could be carried out to help discover the truth.

"There will always be diligences that will result from reviewing the investigation and the reports from the McCanns' private detectives. Those diligences will have to take the conclusions that the Police had reached in September of 2007 into account.

"That is the starting point, but in the end it could happen that those conclusions are not confirmed. What is necessary is to complete an investigation that was suddenly interrupted due to the will of the parents of a child that has disappeared mysteriously."

Mr Amaral has no doubts about which action would have to be undertaken immediately to help unearth the truth of what happened to Madeleine.

"The first diligence, after the review, will have to be the reconstruction of that night of the 3rd of May, 2007."

in McCannFiles.com, May 10, 2011

EXCLUSIF : Gonçalo Amaral plaide pour que Kate McCann "dise la vérité" (with thanks to FrenchEuropean)

par Nigel Moore

L'ancien coordinateur de police portugais, Gonçalo Amaral a plaidé pour que Kate Mccann "dise la vérité" et a exprimé sa joie d'avoir retrouvé sa liberté de parole.

Parlant en exclusivité pour "mccanfiles.com", à la veille de la publication du livre de Madame McCann au sujet de la disparition de sa fille Madeleine, Monsieur Amaral a dit qu'il était surpris par la revendication de Kate d'avoir écrit son livre "pour témoigner de ce qui s'est passé en vérité"

"Il est étrange d'entendre le mot "vérité" venant de la bouche de quelqu'un qui n'a pas coopéré avec la police quand l'enquête était ouverte", a-t-il dit.

"Et il ne s'agisssait pas d'une enquête quelconque: il s'agissait de trouver ce qui avait causé la mystérieuse disparition de sa fille et les efforts énormes pour la retrouver.

Monsieur Amaral pense que les Mccann ont " le droit d'écrire ce qu'ils veulent au sujet de l'affaire." et approuve le fait que Kate "use de son droit de liberté de parole". Quelque chose dont il a été privé récemment.

"Un livre qui est écrit par quelqu'un qui était suspecté, peut être utile comme document, peut même constituer un élément de preuve dans un dossier d'enquête."

Monsieur Amaral dont le livre bestseller "The Truth of the lie" (l'Enquête interdite) a suscité de coûteuses démarches légales impulsées par les McCann, a dit qu'il se sentait " comme un homme libre" depuis que l'injonction qui frappait son livre, a été annulée par la Cour d'Appel en octobre de l'an dernier. "Les McCann aussi se sont senti libres puisqu'ils ont décidé d'écrire un livre, " a-t-il observé.

Les McCann qui ont échoué dans un récent appel devant la Cour Suprème du Portugal dans leur tentative pour rétablir l'interdiction de publication, doivent maintenant rendre toutes les copies du livre qu'ils avaient saisies, actuellement en possession de leur avocat, ou ils sont passibles de poursuites criminelles pour désobéissance.

"La légalité a été restaurée", a dit Gonçalo Amaral. "Les McCann ont simplement perdu ,une nouvelle action juridique qui a été payée par de l'argent provenant du Fonds qui, disaient-ils , est consacré à retrouver leur fille."

"Elle comme lui étaient et sont toujours plus préoccupés par la défense de leur image que par le désir de trouver ce qui a causé la mystérieuse disparirion de l'enfant."

Une version anglaise du livre de Goncalo Amaral est en attente de publication au Royaume Uni. "Après la publication du livre des McCann, il n'y a plus aucune raison pour que "The truth of the lie" ne soit pas publié en Angleterre. Les Britanniques ont le droit de connaître tous les faits."

Monsieur Amaral pense que le dossier judiciaire va être réouvert et "la vérité matérielle connue" et n'accorde aucun crédit à la pétition des Mccann pour une revue du dossier.

"C'est un des malentendus créés de toutes pièces par les McCann, a-t-il dit, " ils ne désirent pas de revue du dossier, ils veulent tout simplement une revue des informations qui ont été ajoutées après le classement du dossier, (en l'occurence des signalements de l'enfant.)

S"ils désiraient une revue du dossier, ils demanderaient la réouvertude du dossier criminel et de l'enquête, et ils fourniraient tous les rapports provenant de leurs différents détectives privés qu'ils ont embauchés."
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Si le dossier était réouvert, Monsieur Amaral pense qu'il y a "de nombreuses enquêtes" qui pourraient être diligentées pour aider à trouver la vérité.

"Il y aura toujours des enquêtes qui vont être le résultat des recherches et des rapports des détective privés des McCann. Ces enquêtes devront prendre en considération les conclusions auxquelles est arrivée la police en septembre 2007".

"C"est le point de départ, mais, à la fin, il pourrait arriver que ces conclusions ne soient pas avérées." Ce qui est nécessaire, c'est de compléter une enquête qui a été soudainement interrompue du fait de la volonté parents d"un enfant qui a disparu mystérieusement."

Monsieur Amaral n'a aucun doute sur l'action qui devrait être menée immédiatement pour aider à révéler ce qui est arrivé véritablement à Madeleine.

"La première enquête diligentée devra être la reconstitution de la nuit du 3 mai 2007."

in McCannFiles.com, Mai 10, 2011


Note from Nige: With regard to the article/interview with Gonçalo Amaral below, this was written specifically for the Sunday Express after I approached them and they showed interest in receiving a piece from me.

It became clear this weekend, from the material they did choose to publish, that they were not going to publish this article, in any form. Why? Your educated guess is as good as mine.

Whilst it is certainly true to say that the Express offered no promises regarding the publication of the article (as is to be expected), it is, nevertheless, extremely disappointing that the mainstream press continue to plough one furrow, the one already dug for them by the McCanns.


27 comments:

  1. Comments on Daily Mail? I can't find them nor an article.

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  2. I didn't think it would happen but Kate McCann has seriously slumped to a new low with this Daily Mail story AND people are still feeling sorry for her, but not as many as yesterday!

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  3. What an excellent read! Especially this part:

    "A book that is written by someone who was a suspect may become of use as a document, maybe even a piece of documental evidence. Let us wait," he added.

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  4. Mr Amaral is one of a kind ,a grand man, he is and i think he will get justice for Madeleine in one way or another.

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  5. Joanna - I have just seen an article which will be of interest to you. You will find it at phillymag.com on a blog by Chris Freind. It is entitled "Madeleine McCann's Parents: The Real Royal Couple?". This is from a Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. publication. This will also be of interest to Nigel Moore as well as all your readers.

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  6. I read the headlines about' I can't make love to Gerry' and also how she was chanting the investigating officer was a ****** tosser, and I thought no wonder the NHS is in such decline if they employ trailer trash such as Kate Mccann as a GP.
    Its all about Kate, Kate nothing about her daughter but then they never bothered with their children just left them night and night whilst they went out boozing. What a disgraceful couple this book has done so much harm to her already tarnished reputation she has sunk to a new low, right down their with Moira Hindley, Rose West etc.
    Sr Amaral more people will support you now they have read Kates 'truthful' account.
    RIP Maddie with parents like that you are in a far better place.

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  7. Hi All,
    A very good point here in this interview back in sept 07, about incriminating behaviours of the Mccanns.

    Part 1
    Interview with Dr Christian Ludke - Criminal Psychologist(German)

    By Uta Keseling
    7 September 2007, 18:11
    Translation by Nigel Moore

    The forensic psychologist Dr. Christian Lüdke leads a company in Essen which supports the victims of robberies, kidnappings, accidents or disasters. He spoke with WELT ONLINE about the possible motives of the McCann couple in the tragic case of the abduction of Madeleine.

    WELT ONLINE: You have warned, since early on, that the behaviour of Gerry and Kate McCann indicates their involvement in the crime. What has made you feel that way?

    Christian Lüdke: I have, in recent years, cared for many parents who lost their children due to acts of violence. Most of them were under severe shock, feeling helpless, desperate and withdrawn. Many also quarralled. They blamed themselves hugely for not having looked after their child adequately.

    WELT ONLINE: It was different with the McCanns?

    Lüdke: They live very differently. In public, they are harmonious. Already, after only a few days they went jogging, as if that was a normal thing to do, always appearing together. These parents took matters into their own hands instead of leaving matters in the hands of the police. They distanced themselves from their two other children by going on a European tour, that to me is very strange.

    WELT ONLINE: Maybe it was an accident?

    Lüdke: No. In such a case, after the first shock, they would have trusted the police. Both parents are doctors, in case of an accident they would have tried to get help. It is even more unrealistic that of all people two doctors would leave 3 children alone in a strange environment, even more at night. I have many doctors as patients. As professionals they know all that can happen to children, and as parents they are overly protective.

    WELT ONLINE: What could have been the motive to cause their own daughter's disappearance?

    Lüdke: There are parents who have little or no emotional bond with a child. Often such a child is considered a burden that must be dealt with in a brutal or perverted way. The best known is Münchhausen Syndrome by Proxy: The mother tortures the child until it is almost dead and then calls for the police because she herself has a great desire to receive attention.

    WELT ONLINE: Do you think it is possible that Madeleine's parents have killed Madeleine and together hidden her?

    Lüdke: I believe both parents know what happened.

    Part 2 of interview following .....

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  8. Part 2:
    Interview with Criminal Psychologist Dr. Christian Ludke about incriminating behaviours of the Mccanns:

    WELT ONLINE: It means, the McCanns planned the death of their daughter?

    Lüdke: Yes, it is possible that they planned this a long time ago, they must at least have played it through in their minds many times and they must have spoken about it together. Otherwise they would now be contradicting each other.

    WELT ONLINE: When parents are guilty of killing their child, do they block this fact out of their minds?

    Lüdke: Unlikely. Both have clear consciousness, give interviews, travel. It is easier for them to lie than to speak the truth. One can probably exclude a psychosis. Many things point toward a mental disorder. The children of the McCanns were conceived artificially; that can lead to problems in parenthood. Maybe there were self esteem issues that were not openly addressed. Maybe the child had to die due to a problem that had lasted many years.

    WELT ONLINE: But the McCanns seem perfect and loving parents.

    Lüdke: That public image can be due to a guilt mechanism, like doing a media campaign, to distract attention away from the real problem.

    WELT ONLINE: Why do they not go back to Great Britain?

    Lüdke: That also speaks against them. When someone loses a child they want to be with their loved ones in a secure environment. By continuing to stay at that resort, where something terrible happened, the worse that can happen to a parent - that is, to lose a child - indicates a survival instinct. As in a mental cinema, these pictures would be constantly running over again. That the McCanns do not return home, where they would have memories of the beautiful times spent with their child, can be seen as an evasive action, in order to avoid having to deal with what they have done.

    WELT ONLINE: The world thinks it is impossible that these parents can be guilty.

    Lüdke: The media have possibly been taken in by the McCanns. They very quickly attended only after them, instead of around the child. The parents were accompanied like the Beckhams. In his Internet diary, the father writes almost daily about that and other irrelevant/banal things, the shirt he was wearing, what the weather is like. No father in despair could do this. Statistically 70 percent of all the violence against children is caused by the parents, family members or friends. That has unfortunately, to a large extent, not been looked into. The Portuguese police were attacked unfairly when they tried to refer in that direction.

    WELT ONLINE: They have already expressed suspicions about the parents, when hardly anyone wanted to know about it. Have you been criticized for it?

    Lüdke: Yes, very severely. There were open letters, a campaign on the Internet with professional associations. And I have done no more than look at the whole thing as an outsider.

    Criminal Psychologist Dr. Christian Ludke.

    End.

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  9. On Thursday May 12 at 10 am BST an interview with Kate McCann will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 "Woman's Hour". Comments and questions to the programme team can be sent via the website 'Contact Us' link at any time.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/womans-hour/

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  10. RE #6 - Sorry Joanna in my haste to post this information, I neglected to see that you had already posted the article. I should have known you would be 'way ahead of me.

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  11. KATE MC CANN OBVIOUSLY MENTALLY DISTURBED TO THINK PEOPLE WILL NOT SEE HER AS SUCH AFTER HER RANTINGS IN HER SO CALLED BOOK ABOUT THE TRUTH .SHE WOULD NOT KNOW THE TRUTH IF IT JUMPED UP AND BIT HER..POOR MADEILNE...

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  12. To Senor Amaral ,thank you for pursuing the truth. you are respected by many people .GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.KATE FROM BELFAST...

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  13. Good luck Mr Amaral to you and your family, you have a huge amount of people behind you in the uk, regardless what our scum press say(its laughable they try to make out people are behind the Mccanns as if!)no we know who the honourable honest one is and that is you, now just get your book printed in English and it will knock that fantasy book by the Mccanns off the shelves and hopefully become a bestseller over here too, just how the narcissistic twosome will cope with that i dont know or care!

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  14. Hi Joanna,
    The Mccanns will be on CNN this thursday on Piers Morgan.
    Can you try to get us a transcript of that interview. Sometimes, the CNN, post the interview transcript on their site.

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  15. Kate McCann has even resorted to informing the public about her non existent sex life with Gerry. Apparently she was under such strain she could no longer make love to Gerry. Perish the thought and pass the sick bag.

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  16. Ref post 10
    I have contacted the BBC woman's hour and requested as follows

    Will you please ask Mrs McCann why she and her husband do not request the Portuguese authorities reopen the investigation into the disappearance of their daughter as is their right under the law?

    Letter from Iberia

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  17. Strange that lawyer Carlos Pinto de Abreu, according to Kate, advised her to accept two years of prison.
    This can be true, this can be not true.
    If Kate told this in her book,it means that lawyer Abreu knew Madeleine was dead, believed the police and was just trying a better comndenation for Kate.If he never said that, and I believe he didn't,Kate is hanging herself by her own words: her lawyer knows the child is dead,he believes the police,the police are right, he could have seen evidences which were never shown to us because the McCanns would never confess.
    Why is everything concentrated on Kate? How come the police know it was her and not Gerry? Not Payne?

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  18. Nigel, have you gotten any idea when the new Amaral's book will be publicised?
    Did he tell it to the Sunday Express?

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  19. I have just taken a nauseated glance at today`s Sun where Kate blames herself for dressing her daughter in what she sees as a provocative pink top. I think by now most decent people will have had enough of this sort of thing, so why would they go on to spend money on the book?

    I do, however, fear that much of it will appeal to paedophiles. What a tribute to her daughter.

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  20. Dr Lüdke: There are parents who have little or no emotional bond with a child.

    I find this comment really interesting. When the Maddie tale first broke in the british press my mother (a nursing sister of almost 50 years) immediately said that she thought that Kate had never bonded with Maddie, and so had no emotional connection with her. In my opinion she only has an emotional connection with herself.

    Q

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  21. Anon @18,Dr Christian Ludke mentions in his article above Munchaussens by proxy,this is usually carried out by a female carer ie a mother,she usually has connections to the medical proffession,it usually ends in one of two ways,1,death or when the child starts school when it might just carry on with a younger sibling.Why was Madeleine's medical records not sent to the PJ as requested?.Just a thought.

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  22. There are so many questions left unanswered in this case....I would like to ask one myself....if someone more knowlegable with the law than me could spare the time to answer plz....before the case was shelved in Portugal would it have been possible for the police to insist that the Mccanns and their friends returned to take part in a reconstruction ?

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  23. Mrs McCann must be mentally ill if she thinks that little top Maddie was wearing in the "last" photo is sexually titillating. For a parent who has allowed their daughter to be photographed in suggestive poses and wearing well-applied make-up it beggars belief. Poor, poor little Maddie, and poor twins. They will be teased for evermore at school about this appalling book their mother has written, so disgusting that even her husband tries to distance himself from it. I am more shocked than ever, and that is saying something. JK Rowling must be horrified that her name has been associated with it, because mud tends to stick. Thank God for Dr Amaral and his relentless pursuit of justice for this little girl, and I hope he knows that the British media is not remotely representative of what we think in the UK.

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  24. Didn't she call that outfit from the last photo "a small extravagance"? How is clothing your child extravagant? surely the only purpose of calling it that is to show how they are ordinary people like us who are a bit strapped for cash.

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  25. My local radio station in the UK BBC Essex asked for comments on the McCann’s case today. I suggested listeners read Goncalo Amaral’s book in order to find a balanced view – I pointed out that Kate refused to answer many questions asked by Portuguese police. The response from listeners was varied – let’s hope the media here ask more in depth questions

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  26. Radio Merseyside's talk show allowed a caller on , she was able to say that she never ever left her young children alone . She was shot down by the presenter but give the presenter is due he allowed the caller on air ! Something that hasn't happened in the UK media since the troup of liars sued the Express .

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