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Post  Panda on Fri 13 Jun - 18:09

Parents set to testify at £1m libel trial

by MARC WALKER
Friday, June 13, 2014

MADELEINE McCann's parents will speak at the libel trial of a disgraced Portuguese detective.

Goncalo Amaral wrote a book claiming the couple faked the abduction to cover up her death.

Kate, 46, and Gerry, 45, of Rothley, Leics, have been told they will be allowed to address the court after appealing against an earlier decision to deny them a say.

Amaral's allegations left Kate considering taking her own life.

Last night doctors Kate and Gerry were said to be "moving mountains" to get to the Lisbon courthouse for Monday, when they are due to testify.

Their lawyer Isabel Duarte said: "I'm hopeful both of them will be able to make it."

They are suing Amaral, 57, after winning an injunction to have his book removed from shop shelves. Scotland Yard officers were expected to return to London last night after scouring scrubland near Praia da Luz, where Madeleine vanished.

But local business owners may sue the force, claiming the probe hit tourism in the holiday hotspot.

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Post  quickfingers on Fri 13 Jun - 20:39

Which newspaper wrote this?

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Post  ann_chovey on Fri 13 Jun - 21:35

quickfingers wrote:Which newspaper wrote this?


Daily Star.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/383621/Madeleine-McCann-parents-to-testify-at-1million-libel-trial

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Post  quickfingers on Fri 13 Jun - 21:42

ann_chovey wrote:
quickfingers wrote:Which newspaper wrote this?


Daily Star.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/383621/Madeleine-McCann-parents-to-testify-at-1million-libel-trial

Thanks

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Post  Guest on Fri 13 Jun - 21:44

quickfingers wrote:Which newspaper wrote this?
The Beano?

Nah, on second thoughts, there's more truth in the Beano.

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Post  duncanmac on Fri 13 Jun - 22:23

Call the British Press what you like, Beano etc....
For seven years they have taken the P"" out of Portugal.
Portugal, grow some balls and stand up for your country and one of the finest citizens you will ever have on GA.

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Post  kitti on Fri 13 Jun - 22:30

They are suing Amaral, 57, after winning an injunction to have his book removed from shop shelves.



They forgot the unbanning bit...

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Post  almostgothic on Fri 13 Jun - 22:39

Iris wrote:
quickfingers wrote:Which newspaper wrote this?
The Beano?

Nah, on second thoughts, there's more truth in the Beano.
Speaking of which:


More fun with the Tapas Nine on their latest holiday!
They were snapped on their way back from sampling some Vimto Daiquiris and plates of mash with sausages sticking out the top, when who should they spy but a really smelly binman.
"Oi, Mr Copper! It was 'im wot done it!", they shouted at a startled Portuguese officer as they pointed ... err ...pointedly at the hapless patsy suspect.
Then they all skipped back to their tent for lashings of Tizer Martinis and Brighton rock as their best pal Father HH gave a rousing chorus of 'Nearer My Plod to Thee!"

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Post  kathybelle on Fri 13 Jun - 22:50

kitti wrote:They are suing Amaral, 57, after winning an injunction to have his book removed from shop shelves.



They forgot the unbanning bit...

Hi Kitti

I saw this on another forum. However while the ban on Goncalo Amaral's book was eventually overturned, the McCanns have still won, because the last time I tried to buy his book, via Amazon UK, it wasn't for sale. I tried Amazon.com  USA and they weren't selling it.  

Not too long ago, a Portuguese born Facebook friend of mine, who now lives in Canada, ask her Portuguese friend who lives in Portugal, if she could get her a copy of Goncalo Amaral's book, 'The Truth of the Lie'. Her friend who lives in the Lisbon Area, tried several high street book stores and she was told, once the book was removed from the shelves, they never bothered re-stocking it.

After scouring the net, I eventually found a Portuguese online book store that sold Goncalo Amaral's book, even in English, they are also selling Kate McCann's book. I discovered that this company also had High St book stores, I emailed them and asked them why their high street book stores were not selling Goncalo Amaral's book and I was told that the high street stores were franchised and it was up to them if they sold his book.

It appears that it isn't just the Portuguese Authority who have turned their backs on Goncalo Amaral.

http://www.bertrand.pt/?palavra=Goncalo%20Amaral&restricts=8066&facetcode=temas

I've just had a look on Amazon.co.uk and Goncalo Amaral's book, written in Italian can be bought for...wait for it...£999.00.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maddie-verit%C3%A0-menzogna-Gon%C3%A7alo-Amaral/dp/8879070487/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402696443&sr=1-2&keywords=Goncalo+Amaral


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June 8, 2014 DR. GONÇALO AMARAL ON SCOTLAND YARD’S “MEDIA STAGING” IN PRAIA DA LUZ

Post  Annabel on Fri 13 Jun - 22:53

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Re: Parents set to testify at Trial

Post  kathybelle on Fri 13 Jun - 23:06

Annabel wrote:http://zizipresscuts.wordpress.com/

Excellent article Annabel, thank you for posting it.    

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Post  Annabel on Fri 13 Jun - 23:14

You're wellcome  

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Post  Panda on Sat 14 Jun - 9:28

Annabel wrote:http://zizipresscuts.wordpress.com/

Thanks Annabel......I only got half way through....will read the rest later. This little observation by Amaral caughtt my eye.....it's true.  

The search areas are huge, yet you see them hanging around, searching and digging, mostly by the police lines  – as close as possible to  the media and TV cameras, (as if to facilitate the Media – the filming and reporting)."

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Post  tanszi on Sat 14 Jun - 12:33

and they are fooling no one .......

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Post  Panda on Sat 14 Jun - 12:42

tanszi wrote:and they are fooling no one .......

tanzi I am very surprised at the Portugese Government for not taking some kind of action. Can you possibly believe the British Government, or any Government in the World would allow another Country to take over an investigation on a 7yr old case.???

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Post  duncanmac on Sat 14 Jun - 13:03

After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

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Post  wantthetruth on Sat 14 Jun - 13:22

duncanmac wrote:After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

That's probably more to do with the fact that people throw flowers at Amaral, yet there is a huge risk of many eggs being thrown at the Mc's........

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Post  Panda on Sat 14 Jun - 13:29

duncanmac wrote:After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

Hi duncanmac, I would like to know why the Trial was suspended for 6 months, only to learn that the McCanns will have their day in Court when it was denied them oriiginally. Now that SY have kindly spent taxpayers money proving Madeleiine was not buried so she can presume to be still alive will their work end when the Trial is over ???

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Post  Guest on Sat 14 Jun - 13:49

wantthetruth wrote:
duncanmac wrote:After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

That's probably more to do with the fact that people throw flowers at Amaral, yet there is a huge risk of many eggs being thrown at the Mc's........
That's how I read it too. It's about keeping public order.

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Post  kathybelle on Sat 14 Jun - 13:57

wantthetruth wrote:
duncanmac wrote:After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

That's probably more to do with the fact that people throw flowers at Amaral, yet there is a huge risk of many eggs being thrown at the Mc's........



Hi Wantthetruth

I don't believe the McCanns were allowed to enter the court through the same door as the Judge, because there was a risk to their safety. No one tried to attack them when they left the court. In fact they were stood there when Goncalo Amaral, received flowers.

I honestly believe, that the McCanns knew beforehand what decision that Judge was going to make, hence them being able to enter the court through the same door as her. However I'm not saying I'm right, I'm only saying what I believe.

What I will say is, along with many others, I followed the case live on Sky News Internet. Some of the stuff that was said on the witness stand, made me believe that the McCanns were going to lose this case. Especially when a former senior PJ investigator, told the Judge of the interference of the British Government.

I was shocked, when I found out that the Judge had made her decision in favour of the McCanns. She knew full well that Goncalo Amaral, was only stating what was written in the PJ files. She also knew that others had written books, that contained similar contents to Goncalo Amaral's book and she also knew that the McCanns had read Goncalo Amaral's book when it was first published and they never took out an injunction at that time. They waited until the book became a best seller and pounced.

I know everything turned out ok for Snr Amaral in the end, but the Judge should never have found in favour of the McCanns, in the beginning.

We just have to hope that the Judge who is providing over the lawsuit, finds in favour of Goncalo Amaral and the other defendants.

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Post  duncanmac on Sat 14 Jun - 14:24

Panda wrote:
duncanmac wrote:After reading yesterday that Amaral arrived through the front entrance for the book trial but the Macs were escorted through the court leads me to believe he does not stand a chance on Monday.

Hi duncanmac, I would like to know why the Trial was suspended for 6 months, only to learn that the McCanns will have their day in Court when it was denied them oriiginally. Now that SY have kindly spent taxpayers money proving Madeleiine was not buried so she can presume to be still  alive will their work end when the Trial is over ???

Hi Panda, it think what also needs to be asked is :

Why did SY appear to suddenly end the digging ?
Where did the trial date of 16th June suddenly reappear from after we were recently told that date had been cancelled ?

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Post  Guest on Sat 14 Jun - 14:34

So Dr Amaral entered through the front door like the gentleman that he is, and the McCanns came through the tradesmans' entrance.
I think it's generally accepted that the first judge was young and inexperienced, and her decision was flawed.
This latest judge seems a lot more experienced and street wise. She's already proved that she's not going to stand for any nonsense, from either side.
I think the McCanns might have finally met their match.

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Post  mara thon on Sat 14 Jun - 16:05

Iris wrote:So Dr Amaral entered through the front door like the gentleman that he is, and the McCanns came through the tradesmans' entrance.
I think it's generally accepted that the first judge was young and inexperienced, and her decision was flawed.
This latest judge seems a lot more experienced and street wise.  She's already proved that she's not going to stand for any nonsense, from either side.
I think the McCanns might have finally met their match.

I do so hope you are right Iris, but for whatever reasons the Mccanns seem to be able to pull the strings of everyone in both countries. They have changed their stories often, they have lied, yet not once have they ever been pulled up over any of this. Why is that? I may be a pessimist right now but the great and mighty Mccanns seem to be able to control every justice system for their own satisfaction and greed. Whether we will ever know why I very much doubt, but this case has been a farce since day 1 and continues to be a farce, the farce now being carried out at the tax payers expense whilst the Mccanns continue to increase their bank balance.

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