Sunday, 13 January 2008

What is a Human Rights lawyer?

Once again, here comes a witness, when the Madeleine’s case has a new development. Somebody who calls himself a “Human Rights lawyer” knows what happened to the child. This lawyer has no record, in Portugal, as a Human Rights lawyer. He is just one lawyer, among many thousands – and he lives in the island of Madeira. He is not known in relation with any high profile case where Human Rights were at stake.

He has no activity in any kind of organization dedicated to defend Human Rights. He was in the news, months ago, when he revealed he had wrote to Police with important details about the case, and threatened to sue the Mail Office, because his letter to PJ apparently was lost.

But Team McCann got what they wanted: the same day it is officially confirmed that the Public Prosecutor’s Office requested an extension of three months to continue to investigate the case, newspapers have big news that “indicate” the parents are innocent.

And to help them, a poor English gardener, working at Praia da Luz, was denounced through an email, as a possible suspect. Just months before, another email to the site of Prince Charles, revealed that a maid fired by Ocean Club was the kidnapper.

“The informant named a maid who was sacked from the apartment complex in Praia da Luz and claimed she snatched the child in a crazed revenge plot”, wrote the News of the World, one of many newspapers that followed the tip. "Kate and Gerry are encouraged by any development that brings focus firmly on to finding Madeleine”, was the comment of Clarence Mitchell, when that "new evidence" surfaced.

The McCann Team has, once more, made an attempt to hijack the investigation, as they have been doing since the beginning: creating diversions, fake clues, sightings of Madeleine all over the world, strange people lurking behind the bushes, false accusations against Portuguese police, and so on. They just have a problem: until now, Police still considers them formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine.