Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Public Prosecutor's Office reacts to Roger Knapman's letter

“The accusations against the Portuguese judicial system and Polícia Judiciária are totally groundless and even contradictory to what the English Government and Police have been saying”, Mr. Pinto Monteiro, the head of Portuguese Public Prosecutor's Office, told Gazeta Digital, when asked to comment about the content of a letter sent on behalf of Mr. Roger Knapman, an English member of European Parliament, about Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

Mr. Pinto Monteiro said that he had no further comment because he thinks that the answer to a member of the European Parliament should be a political answer, instead of a legal answer. Mr. Roger Knapman acknowledged, in a letter sent on his behalf, that “British police and intelligence services have long had a better grip on the facts” concerning Madeleine McCann disappearance “than the Portuguese police”.

The letter referred also that “Portuguese police is corrupt”, investigation of Madeleine's disappearance was “amateurish” and “flawed”, and British citizens need to be protected by their Government against a country like Portugal, where the judicial system is “suspect”, most police officers were trained under the fascist regime that ended in 1974 and legal system doesn't includes the concept of innocent until proven guilty.

Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re your article on the MEP email - there's no such thing as an 'English Government' there is, however, a UK govrnment.

Paulo Reis said...

As you can see, I'm quoting a phrase from another person...

Paulo Reis said...

... and the common expression, in the "continent", is to refer the "English government" instead of UK Government or "British government"... I know it's not correct, but that's ususal...

Anonymous said...

Public Prosecutor says Mr Knapman's accusations are "groundless and contradictory".

Justice Minister said they were "irresponsible and wrong".

Bla,bla, bla, bla. What then? What are the spinless portuguese going to do about it?

Let's face it, the image of your country has been ridiculed every single day in the British press for the last 6 months. Sky news particularly is broadcasting the largest ever propaganda campaign against the portuguese enemy on a daily schedule.

So What? What are you going to do about it?

Answer: U R NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING - BECAUSE YOU CAN'T.

Anonymous said...

The letter from Mr Knapman's assistant contains many insulting and factually wrong statements about Portugal. That is a matter for the Portuguese diplomacy and governments to answer appropriately and as they see fit.

In what concerns Britain and its citizens, this letter contains a very worrying statement. The statement that suggests that British Intelligence Services and the British Government are involved in this case.

It would be desirable to obtain from the British government a clear and unequivocal statement concerning the role that it has played in this sad story. Let the British public judge.

Anonymous said...

Now it is up to the Portuguese government to demand respect from its EU partners and to the British people to keep an eye on their democracy. If they accept this level of meddling in a police investigation, what can the rest of the world say? It is their country! It is worth studying this case because of its political, ethical, social, behavioral, mediatic, and judicial aspects. Very interesting indeed!

Brianna said...

Sorry,Sky news is bias in this case

Anonymous said...

So now we understand the point of spin. It is to deceive Britain's own politicians and businessmen. What a bunch of loonies.

Anonymous said...

British governament should not inferfer in criminal matter. what are u afraid off? Critics from all over the world speak at 1! Only some strange creatures that Europe name as white apes still trying desperatly to cover a massive child neglect and good knows whats coming next... Who do u plps think they are speaking about our democracy nobody gives credit to your newsfrom the skies or bbcrime look inside and feel ashamed in a culture that inflict so much pain and shame for human race. u plp are diferent u hate everybody. beside provocative and fishy u still didnt said what u know about madellein that we should know? Wacth southpark and tell me what America thinks about madellein, Spain,Portugal,all Europe support the idea of child neglect murderer and occultation of body! Why so much propaganda to hide the evil that caracterize plp like u if u showing us what u made off? The world knows it