McCanns' Libel Action: Marinho Pinto is a witness for the couple
The head of the bar of the Lawyer's Order, Marinho Pinto, will be a witness for the McCann couple against Gonçalo Amaral in the civil process that Madeleine's parents filed against the former coordinator of the Directorate of the Judiciária Police of Portimão, Correio da Manhã has found out.
Marinho Pinto has made himself available to testify, in person, against the former coordinator at the trial that was scheduled to start next week, but was postponed by the judge who granted the application made by the McCanns to hear several English witnesses via video conference.
Gonçalo Amaral won, at the Appellate Court, the injunction which prevented the publication of his book "A Verdade da Mentira" [The Truth of The Lie], where he defended the thesis that Maddie had died in the Algarve. The Appeals Court Judges considered that the prohibition of the publication of book violated the [Portuguese] Constitution.
in Correio da Manhã, January 28, 2012