1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

Madeleine case: Inspector Gonçalo Amaral will sue the media that 'defamed' him

The inspector from the Policia Judiciaria in Portimao and former investigator in the Maddie case, Gonçalo Amaral, is going to sue the media that "defamed and insulted him", his lawyer stated today

"All the persons that have directly or indirectly insulted and defamed him, and questioned his honorability in the media, will be sued", António Paulo Santos guaranteed.

The lawyer offers some examples of "offensive" words that were used by the English media, like "drunk, womanizer, greasy and torturer".

The former coordinator of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann recently requested his retirement from the Policia Judiciaria (PJ), alleging that he "has no conditions to continue".

"He wants to leave because he was personally attacked while performing his professional duties, and the institution failed to defend him, as it should", the lawyer said, adding that the inspector, who has been at the service of the Policia Judiciaria for over 20 years, "feels lonely".

Questioned about an article that was published in Spanish newspaper El Mundo, which attributes several citations to Gonçalo Amaral, portraying Kate, the mother of Madeleine McCann, as "cold, astute, an actress", the lawyer says they are "a complete lie".

"Those statements are a complete lie. Gonçalo Amaral never told the journalist anything. They seem to be citations that were collected from the book about Maddie, which was written by former PJ inspector Paulo Cristóvão", he referred.

Madeleine McCann disappeared on the 3rd of May of 2007 from the Ocean Club tourist resort, located in Praia da Luz, Algarve, while she slept with her siblings Sean and Amelie and her parents, Kate and Gerry, dined with friends at a nearby restaurant.

Lusa / SOL

Translation by Astro

1 comment:

  1. O que o medo não faz.Cheios dele, com o que "pensam"estar lá,no livro, .

    Até levaram papéis da casa do vizinho!G. Amaral que proteja bem o que ditou ou escreveu.Podem roubar na mesma mas acontece que a memória nem pensar.
    Ia dizer para ele tentar não se amofinar. Mas deve ser mesmo muito complicado.Até porque não o vão largar. E alguns do País vizinho ainda irão publicar mais palavras que o homem nem disse.

    E, a campanha continua (ai,os incombustíveis!):

    *Has Madeleine 'Abductor' Struck Again?

    Alex Watts
    Sky News Online
    Praia da Luz Updated:12:53, Monday April 28, 2008

    Praia da Rocha;Alcantarilha/Armação de Pêra.

    É um fartar de vilanagem.


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