Friday, 4 July 2008

Gonçalo Amaral: "The day I was taken off the case, I was preparing the process to bring to Portugal a key witness”

The former Criminal Coordinator of PJ, Gonçalo Amaral, now retired, told the weekly "Expresso" that the decision to take him out of the case was "unfair and dangerous". Gonçalo Amaral said that "he and other persons" believe Madeleine is dead and he was preparing to bring to Portugal a "key witness", on the day the head of PJ decided to replace him with Paulo Rebelo, in the investigation of Madeleine's disappearance. "That key witness never came to Portugal and (PJ) never took her statement", Amaral told the "Expresso".

He also revealed that "colleagues involved in the investigation asked the head of PJ for an internal inquiry, to find out if their work wasn't properly done." Questioned if he had committed any mistake, Mr. Gonçalo Amaral answered: "I made one mistake. The first hour mistake. There are things I cant't yet talk about. We are aware that some things could have been done in a different way. Nobody should be shocked if we had started the investigation evaluating if the parents were or were not related with the case." Asked if he had anything to tell to Gerry and Kate McCann, Gonçalo Amaral said: “I have nothing to tell them. My main concern is about the child, not the parents.”

(To be continued)


Cláudia said...

Oh my, he's gonna seriously piss some people off. And this is just the beginning, in my not that humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

Nice Man.Of course he was always (and we)concerned about the CHILD!And always the parents or relatives are investigated.It is like that.

His first hour mistake will be to think pain´s parents? Like he said one day,he is father also.
The mistake will be "empatia". Take the "place dos mcs" to feel the painfull?
The first hour mistake will be because he is a good man?

Anonymous said...

Puxa! O DNA é super perigoso.

Isto acerca da morte brutal de dois estudantes franceses em UK ( com centena e tal de facadas).

"De acordo com o investigador Duthie,

o apartamento dos estudantes tinha sido arrombado sete dias antes,

quando foi roubado um "notebook". Um homem branco terá sido visto a fugir do local.

Os estudantes de Bio-engenharia, considerados brilhantes,

preparavam-se para voltar à França este mês, depois de terem passado três meses em Londres.

Participavam de um

projecto de pesquisa sobre o DNA, numa universidade britânica.

Suspeitas de erro de identidade(dizem os de UK)
Segundo os investigadores, nenhum dos dois tinha antecedentes criminais em França nem no Reino Unido. Também não estavam envolvidos em actividades suspeitas. Uma das linhas da investigação verifica a possibilidade de os estudantes terem sido assassinados por engano. Ou seja, pode ter havido um erro de identidade.

DNA+portátil+aspecto latino=

=Roubo e morte violentissima.

Anonymous said...

Afinal sempre era verdade...havia outro (testemunha,claro).

O sabor imensamente amargo de se ser atraiçoado e de lhe tirarem a cadeira(ai!)para escorregar daquela vida activa.

guerra said...

Judging from the connections to the numerous influential people that the couple possesses, I think Mr. Amaral is going to have to fight an uphill battle just to get his book published and distributed. I've read that he is having trouble securing a lawyer in Britain that will take up his case of libel against the British media, even though it is clear that he was libeled.

Cláudia said...

Guerra, I've also said that. I agree. But believe me, the man will perservere. As for the publishing of the book, I also believe there will be attempts to prevent it. But I also believe there are ways around that! :-)