Friday, 11 July 2008

Madeleine's investigation: Public Prosecutors have three weeks to decide

The head of Public Prosecutor's Office, Mr. Pinto Monteiro, asked the Public Prosecutors in charge of Madeleine's case to decide within the next three weeks. Luís Verão, a District Prosecutor, and Magalhães e Menezes have received a report from PJ and are doing an “overall analysis to determine whether or not other action is necessary or whether the conditions are sufficient to rule that the investigation be closed and a final ruling made," according to an official statement from the head of Public Prosecutor's Office.

The PJ report is very detailed but has no conclusions or suggestions about what should be the next step, in this investigation, leaving all the responsibility of that decision with the Public Prosecutors. In the Portuguese legal system, any crime investigation is directed by a Public Prosecutor, to whom PJ investigators are subordinated and only the Public Prosecutor's Office has the legal authority to decide if the investigation should continue or not.

According to a high ranking investigator from PJ Faro Department, “the fact that no conclusions were made, in the report sent to the Public Prosecutors, is a way of emphasizing the responsibility of the Public Prosecutors, Judges and politicians in this case.” The same source said that “PJ never had a chance to do a 'quiet' investigation... There were interferences and pressure, particularly from British authorities and their representatives in Portugal.” British police officers who have been in Algarve, following the case, “also admitted the same kind of interferences”, the PJ investigator said.

Now, Public Prosecutors must have the courage to read, understand and analyse our report. It's for them to decide what will be done, next, and to show if there will be courage to confront the British”, concluded the PJ investigator.

McCann lawyers warning to Prosecutor Luís Verão

On October last year, McCann legal team was carrying out a private investigation, “interviewing every witness they can find to the events of May”, according to the Daily Mail: “The lawyers will give their defence dossier directly to prosecutor Luis Bilro Verão. They hope that Mr Verão will compare their evidence alongside that gathered by the Algarve police, and throw out the case.”

A friend of the family, quoted by Daily Mail, said that the McCann legal team, which includes Mr. Rogério Alves and Mr. Pinto de Abreu, (Mr. Rogério Alves was, at the time, President of Portuguese Bar and Mr. Pinto de Abreu was Chairman of the Human Rights Commission from the Portuguese Bar) “will make a direct approach to the Portuguese prosecutor's office. They will say, 'This is what we have got. We advise you not to go any further'."

Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis

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8 comments:

MC said...

Bom dia . todos os dias!
Da notícia aqui colocada,destaco pela sua importância o relevo das tomadas d decisão.
AGORA,vejamos. Vejamos!
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...."“the fact that no conclusions were made, in the report sent to the Public Prosecutors, is a way of emphasizing the responsibility of the Public Prosecutors, Judges and politicians in this case.” The same source said that “PJ never had a chance to do a 'quiet' investigation... There were interferences and pressure, particularly from British authorities and their representatives in Portugal.” British police officers who have been in Algarve, following the case, “also admitted the same kind of interferences”, the PJ investigator said.

“Now, Public Prosecutors must have the courage to read, understand and analyse our report. It's for them to decide what will be done, next, and to show if there will be courage to confront the British”, concluded the PJ investigator.


Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis

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Anonymous said...

Those nasty, fiendish Brits, eh?

Since when did either the British Police or the Portugal elect yield to pressure from British politicians? Is this a recent phenomenon?

Given the sheer number of criminal cases presented against senior British politicians in recent years - it's quite remarkable that they can now stall and disrupt an investigation happening in another country. They certainly weren't able to derail investigations here.

And the Portuguese politicians just let them Paulo? Or do they share the same objectives?

Given how many Police personnel have been shuffled around and replaced during the investigation - it seems more logical to conclude that the equal weight of interference has been shared by the Portuguese authorities - if not the greater weight.

Lapses, contradictions, distortions, silences and absences. Didn't Althusser suggest these revealed latent/concealed agendas?

MC said...

Oh My God !!!!!!!
(som estridente= à série " Friends")
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So:

..."“will make a direct approach to the Portuguese prosecutor's office. They will say, 'This is what we have got.


We advise you not to go any further'."
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Oh My God !!!!!!!

(som estridente= à série " Friends")


The Maddie´s case IS A SPECIAL ONE!
And the anonymous is right.Because he knows:

....."Given the sheer number of criminal cases presented against senior British politicians in recent years - it's quite remarkable that they can ......"

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Oh,yes! A very "recent" and popular phenomenon!Bad!Very bad.

MC said...

Pois,bem me parecia que Louis Althusser tinha estrangulado a Mulher(segundo a wikipédia-num portagunhês esquisito)foi durante um surto psicótico.
Mas,com a sua história de vida :

"Para Althusser, sua mãe pretendia casar-se com seu tio, mas, após a morte deste

e apenas em função disso, casou-se com o pai de Althusser.

Ele também acreditava ser tratado como um substituto do tio falecido pela mãe, ao que ele atribui um grande dano psicológico.

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Ou seja,o tio que não chegou a ser o seu pai.
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. A justiça considerou-o inimputável no momento dos acontecimentos e, em virtude da lei francesa, foi declarado incapaz e inocentado em 1981. Cinco anos mais tarde, em seu livro L'avenir dure longtemps ele refletiu sobre o fato. querendo reivindicar uma espécie de responsabilidade por seus atos quando do assassinato (criando uma polêmica entre seus correligionários e detratores a respeito da responsabilidade ser filosófica ou real). Althusser não foi preso mas foi internado no Hospital Psiquiátrico Sainte-Anne, onde permaneceu até 1983. Após esta data, ele se mudou para o norte de Paris e viveu de forma reclusa, vendo poucas pessoas e não mais trabalhando, a não ser em sua autobiografia. Ele morreu de ataque cardíaco em 22 de outubro de 1990, com 72 anos.
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A wikipédia fará um bom esforço e,parece ser um projecto interessante pedindo a colaboração dos internautas, mas o portagunhês é muito estranho.
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Oh,Senhor(a)Anónimo não é preciso falar de lapsos,etc,etc,etc nomeando o desgraçado L.A. Pode bem utilizar os conhecimentos científicos dos nossos Psiquiatras(sejam Portuguese ou de uk).

Shu said...

visita de Leicester;
Leicester arrived from google.com on "Madeleine McCann Disappearence: Gerry McCann: planning for the anniversary (*)"
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Os mcs,que estão preocupados pela falta de donativos,deverão ir provávelmente ao show americano da Oprah.(SOS Maddie)

guerra said...

"This is what we've got we advise you not to go any further." I guess they don't want to find out what happened to their daughter. Has anyone ever heard of suspects advising prosecutors to drop the case when charges haven't even been laid yet? What if upon reviewing the files the judge concludes that the girl was abducted do they still want the police to drop the case? Gerry and Kate certainly you already know no matter what the Portuguese justice system decides you will never be brought before a court, so I gather this has to do with Public opinion. After all you can't extradite dictators from England. Judges have already proclaimed your innocence. Politicians have been able to secure for you an audience with the Pope and the European Parliament. The British media will never ask any poignant questions and they will make sure nothing untoward will be seen by the public. From what I've read some people in Britain are preparing for your coronation, congratulations. You are truly special, even Martha Stewart with all her millions couldn't avoid a short stint in jail.

Cláudia said...

Guerra, all you say is true. However, not going before a judge will also mean that they will be looked at with suspicion for as long as they live. Can you imagine living like that 24/7 until you leave this world?

Karmaera said...

Paulo?

Is it possible to get your opinion on the items reporting on the PJ files in the Portuguese press? Are they reflective of what is current? Or is it old news, rehashed?

PS - Happily reading Portugual history and a copy of Fernando Pessoa. Thank you for the time and consideration.

Karmaera