Madeleine: McCann Couple will be at the Trial that Prohibits Gonçalo Amaral's Book
Lisbon, 09 Jan (Lusa News Agency) - Kate and Gerry McCann will be present Tuesday, in Lisbon, at the beginning of the trial of the temporary injunction that forbids the sale of the book "Maddie, The Truth of the Lie", by Gonçalo Amaral, said today to Lusa a source connected to the English family.
The McCanns return to Portugal to attend the hearing at 7th Civil Court of Lisbon, after having appeared in the Courthouse for the first session of the trial on December 11 that was postponed until January 12 due to the illness of Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer, António Cabrita.
The trial, in which the defense of Gonçalo Amaral, former Inspector of the Judiciary Police (PJ), the book author, will present the argumentation in opposition to the McCann family, will continue in the following days, on the 13th and 14th of January, also beginning at 9:30am.
from TVI (besides the text above)
In the process, Kate and Gerry McCann, represented by the Lawyer Isabel Duarte, allege that the book "Maddie, The Truth of the Lie" and the video with the same title divulge the thesis of Gonçalo Amaral, considered unsustainable by them, of the involvement of Madeleine's parents in her disappearence.
Therefore, they requested to the Court the removal from the market, though provisionally, of the book and the video [DVD] produced after the documentary was broadcast by TVI.
In this process, besides the former PJ inspector there were also targeted the publishing house 'Guerra & Paz', the producer Valentim de Carvalho and TVI, attached to the main action, in which the McCann family claimed the protection of rights, freedoms and guarantees.
The parents of the English child who disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the bedroom of a touristic resort in Praia da Luz, Algarve, presented another action against Gonçalo Amaral, with the accusation of defamatory statements; in which they claim damages of at least 1.2 million euros.
In the scope of the claim, a provisional measure of seizure of assets was requested, which was partially implemented, and is waiting for the completion of the due dilligence for its conclusion.
in Visão with Lusa and in TVI