Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Now it's official-Amaral IS a liar.

By Vee8.

Last week former head of the investigation into the abduction of Madeleine McCann, Goncalo Amaral, had his appeal against his conviction for perjury in the case of Leonor Cipriano rejected. You may remember, we told you about this tragic miscarriage of justice here on this blog earlier,


This means that with immediate effect Amaral’s sentence begins, and he now has a criminal record. It would be all too easy for we authors of this blog to smugly say “We told you so.” In fact I confess to mutely letting out a small whoop of delight when I heard the news. But our joy is tempered by the memory of the victims of Amaral’s crimes, Leonor, the grieving and wronged mother, and poor little Joana, so callously failed by Amaral.

Let’s put that in simple terms. Amaral KNEW Leonor was innocent, he KNEW there wasn’t a shred of evidence against her, and he KNEW that, within the very building where he worked, several hired thugs were beating the daylights out of that poor woman, in order to obtain a confession. Then, with full knowledge of what had happened, he colluded with the torturers in order to cover up their heinous deeds. And the court agreed. This judge concurred with the summation of Amaral’s first trial judge, that there is ample evidence that Leonor was indeed tortured.

It is now time, way past time, for all those who fell at this disgraceful man’s feet, worshipped him, sent him birthday wishes and Christmas cards, called him the ‘Brilliant detective’ to hang their heads in the deepest shame.

SHAME, that they could not see, or worse, chose to deliberately ignore, that which we of this blog, and ALL who have steadfastly supported Kate and Gerry all along, have seen right from the beginning.

Yes, Amaral may have also had a small victory this week, with the Portuguese supreme court upholding his right to sell his book, but it will prove to be a hollow victory. Who now will buy a book, entitled, “The Truth of a Lie” when the author himself is now known throughout the world as a proven liar? Who can now ever trust the word of a convicted criminal?

We have done our best to highlight Amaral’s misdeeds, not just here, on this blog, but everywhere we can, on the internet and by word of mouth. Now, with this judicial proclamation, we feel justified and vindicated. I just hope and pray that it is not yet too late for the children that Amaral failed for them to be found, and brought back to the arms of their loving families.

Transcript of the court ruling can be found here.


Value of Évora retains the punishment PJ inspectors

Leonor Cipriano lawyer to sue state

The Court of Appeal of Evora not upheld the appeals of two inspectors from the Judicial Police condemned the Leonor Cipriano case and decided to keep the ruling of first instance, said this Friday's lawyer Marcos Aragao Correia, adding he would sue the Portuguese Government for Violation of Human Rights.

According to the lawyer for Leonor Cipriano, the Court of Appeal considered "quite sufficient" all the evidence in the first instance to prove the existence of a "serious crime of torture" against Leonor Cipriano.

At trial, held in Faro, for several months, the two inspectors of the Judicial Police, Gonçalo Amaral and António Cardoso, were sentenced to one year and six months and two years and three months respectively, suspended in its execution.
Gonçalo Amaral, former coordinator of the Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos, as the author was convicted of a crime of false testimony, and Antonio Cardoso, as the author of a crime of forgery of a document.

According to Marcos Aragão Correia, the Court of Appeal of Evora has declared "unfounded" every resource, including the claim of the defendants' proof of renewal. "

The lawyer adds that the judges who reviewed the resources, and decide to keep the full ruling of first instance final, confirmed that Leonor Cipriano "was brutally tortured by agents of the various Portuguese Judicial Police who remain unidentified."

According to Aragão Correia, the court considered "not to exacerbate" the sentence imposed by the Goncalo Amaral this be a "primary offender" and also the same as being retired from the police.

Marcos Aragão Correia announced that in consequence of this decision, Leonor Cipriano will lodge a formal complaint against the Portuguese government to the United Nations for violating "the most basic gross human rights".
Defence lawyers said the conviction will be sought and the expulsion of Portugal's Human Rights Commission of the United Nations.