Joana Case: Leonor Cipriano's lawyer to be tried in February over defamation
Lisbon, 03 Jan (Lusa) - Leonor Cipriano's lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, starts to be tried on the 9th of February due to allegedly defaming Gonçalo Amaral, the Judiciary Police inspector who coordinated the investigation into the disappearance of Joana, in 2004.
The hearings will take place at the Court of Faro's Second Criminal Circuit and Gonçalo Amaral demands compensation in the amount of three thousand euros from Marcos Aragão Correia, as well as from the arguido António Pedro Dores, the head of the Association Against Exclusion through Development (ACED).
According to a judicial source, what lies at stake is a document dated April 8, 2008, titled "Report About Torture of Leonor Cipriano perpetrated by the Judiciary Police", which Aragão Correia wrote for ACED and which was publicised by the Association.
in: Visão, 03.01.2012
Update: Lawyer who has been accused of defamation by Gonçalo Amaral wants Attorney General intervention
Leonor Cipriano’s lawyer, who will be tried in February over defamation against Gonçalo Amaral, a PJ inspector and investigator in the “Joana Case”, has asked Portugal’s Attorney General to take an “urgent position” concerning the “heinous” accusation that he has been subject to.
“I write with the goal of obtaining your urgent position concerning the heinous and vile libelous accusation that has been made by prosecutors who are your subordinates”, lawyer Marcos Aragão Correia mentions in a letter to [Attorney General] Pinto Monteiro.
In the letter, which Lusa agency had Access to, the lawyer stresses that the torture that Leonor Cipriano was the victim of was “clearly proved”, unanimously, in a Jury Court, and later fully confirmed, without further possibility of appeal, by the Appeals Court of Évora.
in: Sapo with Lusa, 04.01.2012
Process Number: 87/08.8JAFAR
2º Criminal Court
Common Process (Singular Court)
Author Public Ministry
Plaintiff Gonçalo de Sousa Amaral
Arguido Marcos Teixeira da Fonte Aragão Correia
Arguido António Pedro de Andrade Dores
Judgement or final hearing 09-02-2012 9:30
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Second date 28-02-2012 14:00
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