Seven years later, the process of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann changed prosecutor's hands. With the new judicial chart, Magalhães e Menezes was transferred to the Labour Court of Portimão and was replaced by Mrs Inês Sequeira, who worked at the Public Ministry of Silves.
The new prosecutor, in office since early September, will have to address the fifth letter rogatory sent by the British authorities requesting further steps to be taken within the scope of the [English] investigation to the Maddie case.
Even without having received a reply to the letter rogatory, the Scotland Yard [sic, Metropolitan Police] inspectors are expected in Faro next week.
The meeting will serve, in essence, to assess the current status of the investigation with the Judiciary Police, and takes place three months after three men, at the request of the UK, were constituted as arguidos [formal suspects] and several people were interviewed as witnesses.
in Sic Notícias, October 11, 2014 18:26 GMT
Regarding the behaviour of the UK media related to this news
. In Portugal the Oporto PJ coordinated by Monteiro is just conducting a review of the process, so a new prosecutor means nothing, unless the PJ is able to conduct an investigation without hindrance and/or further external pressures.
. This is an attempt to pressure the new Prosecutor a few days before Redwood's team returns to Portugal, ie, now that the prosecutor's name is in under the spotlight she "has to approve" all steps requested by the English rogatory letter, no matter how risible or unevidenced they may be.
. The prosecutor would never talk to/with the press without PGR/Public Ministry consent.
. Someone's leaking to Mirror, where else would they have found Inês Sequeira's name?
. Spin was added to the articles, citing the prosecutor. If the allegations are true then something must be done about it (breach of secrecy of justice).
. When will the PGR (AGO) Dr. Joana Marques Vidal put an end to the ignominious British pressure and numerous interferences?
New Madeleine McCann prosecutor has vowed to solve the case Oct. 10, 2014 22:30 GMT
New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation 'determined' to solve case as Scotland Yard prepares to return to holiday resort to 're-interview three men' Oct. 11, 2014, 08:20 GMT
"The Maddie case reveals a good deal of subservience, much to the detriment of our penal sovereignty"