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McCanns return to Portugal for anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance


An article that changed twice in less than 10 minutes in the UK Tabloid Daily Mail. Maybe someone wasn't satisfied with the poorly emphasized title regarding the 'efforts' of the unluckiest couple in the world? As if the article and the spin wasn't enough to highlight and sanctify again the pair of martyrs' (that don't seek any more attention from the media or more sympathy from the world wide public that's why they're doing another documentary) ? Weren't they supposed to go to Portugal with or without the PJ, after the questionings anyway? If not why would the Portuguese authorities request the Leicestershire police department for a mutual legal assistance (based on the European Union Agreement for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition -PDF file)?

My friend Eloisa from Esplendor de la forma said today, regarding another spin from Clarence Mitchell : "In an ideal world they would not be arguidos and their lawyers have always warned them not to return while they have that status."

"Naturally things are very different in a real world, as in the one we normally live in. In an ideal world the parents do not leave their small children at night to go to and have tapas. In the real world Madeleine was abandoned by her parents ( the twins as well, and also the children of the other Tapas friends).This real abandonment enabled that something very real happened to Madeleine in the real world, to the point that she disappeared, leaving traces of cadaverine odour. In an ideal world parents would have answered to all the questions from the police. But we are in a real world and Madeleine's parents left Portugal leaving too many unknowns.

To return or not to return. One dilemma. The Lawyers know what the risk is, and not based on assumptions ideals, but based in real evidences. Things in the real world."


Spot the Differences? - there are none except the more 'dramatic' and eye-catching title.

Version 1

McCanns could return to Portugal for anniversary of missing daughter Madeleine
Last updated at 14:58pm on 3rd April 2008

Kate and Gerry McCann are poised for a dramatic return to Portugal to mark the first anniversary of their daughter Madeleine's disappearance.

The couple are prepared to defy their lawyers and risk arrest in an attempt to revive the search for the four-year-old.

The McCanns, who deny any involvement in her disappearance, were named official suspects – or arguidos – by Portuguese police in September, prompting them to leave Praia da Luz, the resort where Madeleine disappeared, and return to their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 from her parents' holiday apartment as they dined with friends at a bar about 100 yards away.

On Monday, Portuguese detectives will fly into the UK to re-interview the friends – but not the McCanns – at police headquarters in Leicestershire.

The outcome will determine whether the couple, both doctors, return to the Algarve.

The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said today: 'Kate and Gerry are currently deciding whether to return to Portugal. It is being discussed

'Going to Portugal would send out the strongest possible message that Madeleine could still be alive and the search for her should continue. The family feel the focus should be on finding Madeleine.

'Next week's interviews will help in gauging the police attitude. In an ideal world they would not be arguidos and their lawyers have always warned them not to return while they have that status.

But they want to be in Praia da Luz for the first anniversary,' he said.

Version 2

McCanns poised to make dramatic return to Portugal for anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance
Last updated at 15:06pm on 3rd April 2008

Kate and Gerry McCann are poised for a dramatic return to Portugal to mark the first anniversary of their daughter Madeleine's disappearance.

The couple are prepared to defy their lawyers and risk arrest in an attempt to revive the search for the four-year-old.

The McCanns, who deny any involvement in her disappearance, were named official suspects – or arguidos – by Portuguese police in September, prompting them to leave Praia da Luz, the resort where Madeleine disappeared, and return to their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 from her parents' holiday apartment as they dined with friends at a bar about 100 yards away.

On Monday, Portuguese detectives will fly into the UK to re-interview the friends – but not the McCanns – at police headquarters in Leicestershire.

The outcome will determine whether the couple, both doctors, return to the Algarve.

The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said today: 'Kate and Gerry are currently deciding whether to return to Portugal. It is being discussed.

'Going to Portugal would send out the strongest possible message that Madeleine could still be alive and the search for her should continue. The family feel the focus should be on finding Madeleine.

'Next week's interviews will help in gauging the police attitude. In an ideal world they would not be arguidos and their lawyers have always warned them not to return while they have that status.

But they want to be in Praia da Luz for the first anniversary,' he said.


More information: Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union/ACT Nº 36/2003, of 22 August 2003: national legislation implementing the Eurojust Decision



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7 comments:

  1. Will all the tapas 7 get to be ambassadors for missing children?

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  2. Narcissistic Bastards!

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  3. Please deter negligence and consider signing petition
    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/AmendChildrenAct/

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  4. I agree with both of you anonymous people. Hey Joana, this is the first time I had a laugh with this case. Who made them? Very artistic.
    Things cannot be as they seem. I don't believe the police are so stupid to let them get away with murder. Thank you for the work you do, all of you people, to inform us.

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  5. Hi Nicholas,good morning, all the creative images were created by the very talented Mr.Himself from http://onlyinamericablogging.blogspot.com/

    Click the link in the images and see the label McCann Gallery, it's great fun!!

    I agree with you. Thank you for your kind words.

    xx
    Jo.

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  6. Hi Joana,
    You mean they will brave it out, agaist their lawyers' advice and go to Portugal?
    Why didn't they go, all this time?
    Ah yes they were busy flying to the US for everybody else's kids and to make another silly documentary, for which they got
    £ 10,000.
    It is a trademark after all.

    Have a nice day Joana.

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  7. ...."Narcissistic Bastards!....."

    Muito pior.Descaramento e falta de pudor TOTAL!

    Viagens,agora até ao Parlamento Europeu!Organizações em prol da defesa e protecção das crianças.Quem os vai lá querer?

    Mas o descaramento e o desgaste que procuram provocar nas pessoas...QUE NÃO PASSE JAMAIS!

    O objectivo é fazer lavagens aos cérebros de todo o Mundo. E são persistentes!
    -------------------------------
    "Soprem para trás!"

    Bloggers pro Maddie and blogger ´s readers a nice day.

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