Justice Review 2009 - Gonçalo Amaral and the McCanns Censorship
Voice over: 2009 wasn't an exception in the news that have been following the Maddie Case. On the 3rd of September it was known the decision made by the Civil Court of Lisbon, which forbade the sale of the book 'The Truth of The Lie', about the disappearence of Madeleine McCann. The authorship of the book is of the former Judiciary Police Inspector, Gonçalo Amaral. The court also ordered the withdrawal of all the copies available in market, and determined afterwards the arrest of all profits made with the book. In question is the process made against the Judiciary Police Inspector by the parents of the British girl. All the profits of the copyrights and commercialization of the work were arrested in order to pay a compensation with the value of 1,2 million euros. All of this process didn't stop the launching of Gonçalo Amaral's new book. 'The English Gag' is the title of the new book written by the former Inspector.
Gonçalo Amaral: This is a book about censorship and freedom of speech, to censorship this book, to prohibit the commercialization of this book, or the readership of the book, would be...that would mean that the Portuguese state would be 'crawling'.
Voice over: The presentation date coincided with the beginning of the hearing that opposes the McCann couple to Gonçalo Amaral. The hearing would be postponed for reasons of disease of the former Judiciary inspector's lawyer. Meanwhile, the McCann couple, returned in December to Praia da Luz, in the Algarve. Madeleine McCann parents were at the church of Our Lady of Luz, place in which they say to be more close to the daughter.
Sic Justice Review 2009 segment, the full video can been seen here 28.12.09