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

Gonçalo Amaral lawyer explains the McCanns Censure

António Cabrita, Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer interviewed today in SIC

«I can only understand this delay in making the temporary injunction, and the subsequent ruling that emerged from the injunction with what I read in the media, in a small news article. I don't remember if it mentioned just the book but as well the documentary which was broadcast by a TV station, which, and according to what I do remember, said that the Dr. Gonçalo Amaral's book was being translated to English, to be marketed and distributed by a publisher in the UK. Legitimately, as a Citizen, I can establish a link, most likely it is something related to these two situations.»


  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1212322/Judge-bans-Portuguese-policemans-book-claimed-Madeleine-McCann-dead.html

    Have your say is available but I would imagine to only those that believe the fairy tale.I shall not waste my typing fingers on this one...The Mail however does remind us that the twins were also in the apartment when maddie disappeared.

  2. Excuse my language but the bastards are still using madeleine to get themselves out of a hole. If they cared that much about her this would never have happened.

  3. 9/9/09 what a sad day to freedom, to the 25 de Abril, to all the good men and women who fought against fascism & censorship in our country.

  4. Blogger Joana Morais said...

    9/9/09 what a sad day to freedom, to the 25 de Abril, to all the good men and women who fought against fascism & censorship in our country.

    09/09/09 20:50

    Absolutely....a very sad day for freedom of expression.The portuguese constitution has been violated.It is not "panic" but sheer indignation I feel today.With a know and a big one in my stomack.
    I just cannot believe this

  5. Joana, did you get a copy of RTP's interview with Amaral? If not they will repeat it on the next news bulletin in RTPN.
    He was amazing, fearless, defiant, bringing the Portuguese Political Parties into the case, asking them to comment the case!
    That's my hero!

  6. What is going on???? Books about Princess Diana can be published yet the Mccanns try all they can to stop this book at all costs. The truth is this was going to be published in English & they had to stop it at all costs. This is the biggest own goal for them, never before has anyone gone to such lengths to try and shut up anyone that has an opinion that differs from their " pact of silence" Kate - ANSWER THE 40 QUESTIONS? This banning will result in a revolt worldwide, more people will read the truth & the Mccanns, government and more will feel the backlash. Read 60 Reasons which SUGGEST Madeleine was not abducted, it is full of FACTS. Goncalo did not sniff out the blood or the smell of a cadaver, he just reported facts.

  7. Yes Joana, it is a very sad day for your country and for England which has now become Mccanns Law. The Sun were the first to carry this story , Mccann was on Sky News smirking . MURDOCH rears his ugly aged head again. He hopes by June to have all newspapers online pay as you click. He also thinks he will be so successful that all others will follow suit. He has not a hope in hell, he has forgotten BLOGGERS...we hear news faster than he can fart..if its in the wind we spread it..I predict his ONLINE idea will be a total flop.

    On that note I wish you a very goodnight


  8. I just looked at the Daily Mail article and I just had to laugh at the choice of pictures they show:
    Mr.Amaral is shown holding his book, with a pleasant smile on his face, a man at peace with himself and his work, on the other hand, Mr. McCann is show with a harsh tense face, underlined by the following comment:-"Delighted"- Gerry McCann at a press conference..."
    Was it intentional? Is The mail playing games?...

  9. "On September 09, Joana Morais said...
    9/9/09 what a sad day to freedom, to the 25 de Abril, to all the good men and women who fought against fascism & censorship in our country."

    Indeed Joana! FARENHEIT 451 ( François Truffaut) comes to mind, doesn't it? Someone in Sky Blogs( M. Brunt's Life of Crime)wrote that there are many ways of getting books, other than bookstores! She mentioned she had her portuguese original translated by someone into english for her. Surelly others will do the same...those who have the book in any of the alredy published languages can easily do clandestine versions of it and pass them on.
    Long live subversion and dissention!

  10. I am sorry to say this but round one to the Maccanns, surely Mr Amerel can appeal this can't he. My heart goes out to him and his family it seems all is against the truth ever coming out in this case.

    Portugal looked down and out in 1917 but look what happened when Heaven stepped in, in May of that year in a little place called Fatima. Have faith Pray all is not lost. The truth will win out

  11. Book burning in Portugal!
    A sad day to freedom.

    Beata, Germany

  12. I firmly believe that anything that brings attention to this case can never be wholly bad. The McCanns will now be bracketed in people's minds with censorship, with book-banning, with loss of freedom of speech. Do people honestly think that those who are interested in civil liberties, not just in Portugal and the UK, but elsewhere, aren't going to use this decision as an example of the worst kind of censorship? It IS the worst kind of censorship, as it is solely at the request of two people whose daughter disappeared from their holiday apartment in the most suspicious of circumstances. No one is allowed to question what actually happened to Madeleine, simply because her parents don't want them to. Anyone who can't see this must be blind and indeed must be stupid.

    This is a direct challenge to the idea of free speech and freedom of thought, so It will be interesting to see if those who have fought long and hard for such ideals are prepared to take a stand and say this is a step of censorship too far.

  13. We should get a chair and seat down waiting for:

    Which of the present PM candidates will take that issue into account and will talk against the court decision and the censure. I'm sure, NO-ONE. They all have glass roofs.

    I would like to see aswell, which journalist have the courage to make interesting questions about that case, the questions that we have on our minds, like : is the Fund to be shuted down after that and publicly audited? Is the investigation to be re-openned? Is it true that Isabel Duarte was a Lawyer from a office connected with PSD? Is M. Ferreira Leite awere of that? WHY was the decision spreaded in the media before the directed involved on it had been informed? The book is a compilation of the PJ files, then are the files again keeped in judicial secrecy/ If the book spread lies, that mean's the files are official lies? and they take more then a year to recognise official lies?

    We need a confy sofa to seat down and wait, watching how all this cowards act when something serious hapen in the country- JOURNALISTS CLOSE THEIR MOUTHS and POLITICS HIDE EVERYWHERE.

  14. I think this is good news, actually. A banned book will guarantee that it becomes one of the most popular books of all time. Own goal for the Mccanns...



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