Thursday, 31 January 2008

Missing in action (and the McCann lawyers are watching you…)

I’ve been "absent" for a few days. Nothing of special, just some personal problems that took some time to solve. Meanwhile, Madeleine McCann was spotted in Chile and Argentina (only…) and four Portuguese citizens (one, living in Gibraltar) were accused (by British Media, and Police in Gibraltar) of having some relation with the disappearance of Madeleine, due to their resemblance to the sketch revealed by Clarence Mitchell.

“Another week, another Madeleine McCann "suspect", wrote Sue Carroll, in The Mirror. That’s truth. And that’s odd, in The Mirror – a critic opinion about the McCann campaign.

Polícia Judiciária was informed, 22 days ago, that formal letters requesting new interrogation of Tapas Group were delivered to its destiny. It seems that the Home Office refuses, now, to confirm the letters were received, according to the Daily Mail, or just denies the existence of any request for legal assistance related with the McCann case, according to Daily Express.

Are those letters missing in action? Lost in translation? Is it possible that the same “solution” applied to the Chappelow murder case is being applied to the McCann case? And be careful with what you write. The powerful McCann legal team is watching you!

Listen to Mr Clarence Mitchell, a former Media Monitoring Unit director: “"We have made it very clear that publications in Britain and Portugal are subject to the laws of libel and defamation, like everyone else, and our lawyers are watching all of this. We reserve the right to take legal action and have three years in which to do it."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Paulo. Good to hear you are ok.

Now - where are those elusive letters? Do you think today's article in Correio da Manha is credible? And if the letters are still on the Portuguese side, is it simply because nothing in Portugal is done in a hurry, or is there something more to this delay?

Keep the good work going!

Chubby said...

Nice to see you're back Paulo :-)

Anonymous said...

Wecome back Paulo

Carsten T. said...

I think your posts and website are generally very interesting. But I also think its not right of you to give any impression that there is danger connected to writing opinions about this case (in fear of libel action from anyone).
Of course you cannot (and should not) insult anyone (i.e. using silly names, "unmature" provoking etc). And that should not be a problem for anyone, i think we can agree.
But apart from that, its simply not correct that anyone can use libel actions to harm you (or anyone) for having opinions and/or discussing developments in a case like this. Dont try to be "freedom of speech marthyr" or something like that
Don't be part of any "scare campaign". It will hurt your credibility IMO.
If anyone wants to sue me for thinking and writing someone is guilty or not guilty in a crime where the accusator has, by intention, asked for public involvement, just go ahead. I'd "enjoy it"....case will fall and I will earn some money for charity. I promise you. And any lawyer knows that. Also the McCanns. Though, I admit, some (like CM) might say it isnt so, maybe to intimidate someone. (How can i know what the motive is.)
I'm in favour of less speculation and spin and more facts and truth.
I ask you and everyone else to support that too, like I think you signal in many other postings.
Best reg. Carsten T. Denmark

Outono said...

“"We have made it very clear that publications in Britain and Portugal are subject to the laws of libel and defamation, like everyone else, and our lawyers are watching all of this. We reserve the right to take legal action and have three years in which to do it."
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Darling,I love you C.M .

(talvez não me faça mal....)


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Outono said...

V O Y E U R S! ! !