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Defence for Gonçalo Amaral goes on the attack



Original Source: DIARIO_DE_NOTICIAS: 14 September 2013

by Luís Fontes 14 September 2013 Diário de Notícias (paper edition)

Translated by Joana



The former coordinator of the Judiciary Police of Portimão Gonçalo Amaral crossed paths again yesterday, at the Palácio da Justiça, in Lisbon, with Kate McCann, who demands in court for an indemnification of one million and 250 thousand euro. In question there are the alleged devastating effects caused by the publication of the book 'A Verdade da Mentira' [The Truth of the Lie], written by Gonçalo Amaral, in her family life and in the searches for Maddie that have [subsequently] ceased.


In the session two witnesses were heard, called by Kate's defence, a psychologist and a lawyer. Seated in an enormous bench, spaced with 10 meters of emptiness between them, Kate and Gonçalo Amaral never looked at each other. But Kate McCann, during one of the morning breaks, managed to see on his way out of the courtroom the former PJ inspector signing a book at the request of an elderly man that was there following the session.



Santos de Oliveira, Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer, also signed the book at the request of the elderly man. Minutes later, the lawyer, on his way out of Palácio da Justiça, gave an impromptu press conference. He said he would only talk because Kate McCann had done so outside the court session on Thursday.


The lawyer said that the book was written with information contained in the criminal inquiry [to Madeleine's disappearance] and that the trial that is now taking place is about the crime of expressing an opinion [original: delito de opinião]. "There never was any formal criminal complaint and I find it very odd that one year had gone by since the publication of the book until a complaint for compensation was made," said Santos de Oliveira, who also recalled that Madeleine McCann's death "is considered as an hypothesis in the archiving dispatch". Santos de Oliveira also told that they had requested for the trial to take place behind closed doors to respect Maddie's memory. The child's parents were the ones who preferred a public trial.



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