McCann v Gonçalo Amaral - Day 3 Witness No 3
testimony as it happened...
(19.09.2013, 14:45pm) Alípio Ribeiro via
video-conference. In 2007 he was the National Director
of the Polícia Judiciária (PJ). He left the PJ in May
2008, i.e. before the end of the investigation and
obtained the status of Deputy AG (Procurador Geral
Adjunto). He now works as a Ministry Inspector.
Judge, Maria Emília de Melo e Castro, asks him if he is
aware of what the court is judging?
says he knows through the media.
judge asks about his knowledge of the case?
AR says that he
was aware of it, but had no part in it since that
responsibility fell to the Faro PJ Director, Guilhermino
da Encarnação. He says he is aware of the content of the
AG Report only through the media.
judge asks whether he has met the McCanns?
judge asks if he knows Gonçalo Amaral?
AR says he
knows Doctor Amaral (sic), but had rare contacts with
him and exclusively on a professional basis.
McCann family lawyer, Isabel Duarte, is the only lawyer
to question the witness.
whether AR read the Amaral book?
whether AR watched the documentary?
AR answers he
did not watch it.
has anything further to add.