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Madeleine McCann: a Year of Doubts and Paulo Pereira Cristóvão : 'There are 365 reasons that prove the death'

"I always defended that the child is no longer in the world of living. Now there are 365 reasons that prove that. A year after the body does not appear and the investigation does not progress".

The peremptory affirmation, made to Destak is from the ex officer of the PJ Paulo Pereira Cristóvão.

The former inspector - that investigated the polemic case of Joana - is convinced that "Maddie is dead" convinced that the girl "did not fall in the hands of a predatory paedophile that went to Praia da Luz entered in the flat and took her" and convinced that "who was in the origin of the disappearance of the child is someone that knows well the family environment knew how to do it and knew the best opportunity of doing it".

For Paulo Cristóvão everything is clear. "In all the process there was a political pressure that shaped all the investigation. People that are in charge in the PJ should have protected the inspectors that were in the line of the investigation but that did not happened. What we saw was a group of policemen being obliged to close the mouth and simply keep quiet without critic capacity".

The former inspector of the PJ considers that Maddie's case is seen by society as an enigma. "It is not an enigma as such".

"What sometimes is very simple manages to turn into a net of confusion due to Man's hand and due to installed interests".

Many doubts remain and the accusations half spoken, as if someone was afraid of suffering repercussions.

As to the expectation of putting an eventual end to this enigma, Paulo Pereira Cristóvão sees the excess of time that passed by and "the people and the interests still very well installed" as enemies.

Source: Destak

"They can try to prove bad intent"

As to the possibility of withdrawing the status of arguidos, the lawyer Jorge Cabral says to Destak that if that happened "Kate and Gerry would have the chance to became assistants in the process, helping the Public Prosecutor, a fact that until now is not possible".

The president of the Criminology Institute and teacher of the Lusófona University says that this process has since the beginning several mistakes as "the declaration of the PJ pointing to the abduction thesis or the fact that the apartment was not locked".

As to the hypothesis of the couple asking for a compensation to the Portuguese state, if evidence that links them to the disappearance is not found, the lawyer says that that possibility is not, in theory, contemplated in the Portuguese law. Nonetheless, "Kate and Gerry may, in the limit, try to prove that there was bad intent or falsification of proves. In a case like that the situation is different".

As to the access to the process when the secrecy of justice ends, "the judge can limit the access to people and also to documents". "For instance, Kate's diary and the lab results can be in the category of inaccessible documents" concludes the expert.

Alleged diversion

In team of the PJ inspectors that were in the ground, Destak found that the feelings are of injustice and frustration. "The investigation works were diverted from the right path when the British ambassador phoned to the National Director of the PJ, Alípio Ribeiro selling the idea that it was an abduction", says a police source.

"From that moment on nobody else trusted in us and in our work.It was the political question that ruled. We were gagged told to shut up and the investigation always ended ruined", adds the same source.

The inspectors did not like either the insinuation made by Maddie's family that was the PJ that put in the car the McCanns hired 23 days after the child disappearance, blood vestiges.

"What it seems to us is that that prove was put there by someone that wanted to discredit, even more, the work of the inspectors of the PJ", regrets a source connected to the process. Amongst these men there is the conviction that "it is too late to discover the truth".

Source: Destak
Translation by Li

1 comment:

  1. Reading that it seems that is that and the McCanns are going to get away with it.
    The only silver lining to this sorry saga is that the McCanns are hated and people do not believe them, they and the remaining children will live with that stigma for the rest of their lives.
    The only hope is that Gonçalo Amaral does indeed tell the truth of the lie.


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