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

The Sun Publishes a Fake Interview

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The English Newspaper SUN published an interview yesterday with declarations attributed to José Manual Anes, regarding the Maddie Case, where he criticizes harshly the investigation. Contacted by the CM Anes said that it is al lie, guarantying that he has not spoken to the press for ”more than one year" and he says he is going to sue the English Paper.

Source: Correio da Manhã 11.10.08 [paper edition, page 2]

The Sun Article: Maddie probe is blasted

By GRANT ROLLINGS g.rollings@the-sun.co.uk

Published: 10 Oct 2008
THE top criminologist in Portugal has slammed the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Jose Manuel Anes said the methods used by police were flawed and out-dated.

He added: “Errors were made, not just by the Judicial Police, but by a whole group of people who took part in the investigations.”

Mr Anes, former head of criminology at Portuguese police’s science lab, attacked the decision to make Maddie’s parents Gerry and Kate “arguidos”, or suspects.

He said it was based on flawed evidence.

Mr Anes, 64, added: “There’s no knowing in what condition samples arrived at the laboratory.

“You find or you don’t find. You can’t invent! Also there’s a fundamental principle that it’s better to have a criminal free than an innocent in chains. That’s the slogan of our profession.”

Mr Anes also defended British police, arguing their offer of help was no impediment to Portuguese cops.

He said: “The English police even offered dogs. If they didn’t want to find anything, they wouldn’t have lent dogs.”

Mr Anes admitted the case has been an embarrassment to his country and that police did not handle the pressure.

Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz days before her fourth birthday in May 2007.

Her parents, of Rothley, Leics, were accused over the disappearance, but the case was dropped.


  1. Joana: very good job.I thank to You.

    The truth to the truth.

    Tablóides from Uk and against justice ,stop the fantasy.Go to the reality.

  2. Good for Anes, pleased he is sueing the Sun. The McCanns & Co must feel very cosy and confident the government support they have is infallible. They take the mickey out of everyone, with the most obvious lies. Some are relatively harmless, like saying "Maddie" was a name the media invented. Others really call for sueing and a front page public apology; and on the online edition too.

  3. By Daniel Boffey
    Last updated at 12:10 AM on 12th October 2008


    Like J.and Astro have put the link in the blogue,

    I said: the sun have published a fake interwiew;and by night the D.mail is concerned about "searching,and searching Maddie) and never,never the truth.

    Why are all of them so concerned again??????????

  4. So,I repeat:"Tablóides from Uk and against justice ,stop the fantasy.Go to the reality."

  5. http://dn.sapo.pt/2008/10/12/sociedade/bastonario_acusa_juizes_espectaculo_.html

  6. The question with Mitchell's 'media management' is when is a leak not a leak - as proved by various versions of Kate's alleged diary.

    Mark Harrison's cold case review led to the case being solved 13 months ago. Mr Amaral's evidenced based testimony supports PM's substantiated findings of "abandonment, endangerment, homicide and cadaver disposal".

    The rest, including media/forum disinformation is acknowledged by police as a 'soap opera'.

  7. mcr,

    British tabloids have been subjected to strict censorship since the publication of Mr Amaral's evidenced based testimony and release of police files. It's fair to conclude Mitchell is responsible for overseeing what is or isn't published - McCanns defence has been based on an orchestrated media campaign of spin and lies for 17 months.

    Brown reportedly thanked Socrates when the case was archived; the government undoubtedly allowed Mitchell to use it's IT monitoring services in the process.


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