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Post  malena stool on Fri 3 Feb - 19:29

tanszi wrote:could nt put it better myself mylena stool. ájust to add I think James Murrary gave a fair report áespecially pointing out the dire situation caused to Dr Goncalo Amaral by the McCanns actions. áthey have since stated it wasn't about the money. well if it wasn't about the money there was no need to go to the lengths they did in penalising Dr Amaral s finanacial situation. á

I would be happy to participate in another GoFundMe for him if needed.

Indeed tanzi, but hopefully the next GoFundme will be provided solely by the McCanns...
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Post  malena stool on Fri 3 Feb - 19:58

The Mercury catches up... late again...

Madeleine McCann's parents lose court appeal against officer who wrote book about disappearance
By Leicester Mercury | Posted: January 31, 2017

image: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276308/Article/images/30101357/15831116-large.jpg

The lead officer in the Madeleine McCann case will not have to pay compensation to her parents over a book he wrote about her disappearance, according to reports.

Portugal's Supreme Court has ruled that Kate and Gerry McCann cannot sue former Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral for libel.

Last April Mr Amaral, who had claimed Mr and Mrs McCann were involved in their daughter's disappearance, won an appeal against his libel conviction. After that, lawyers for the McCanns took the case to Portugal's top court.

In 2015, Mr Amaral was ordered to pay 606,000 euros to the couple as their two-year libel trial came to an end. Now, Portugal's Supreme Court has decided the allegations are protected under laws covering freedom of expression, the AP news agency reported.

Judges have decided that Mr Amaral's claims were not abusive and remained "within acceptable limits in an open and democratic society".

In defence, Mr Amaral argued that claims in his book, The Truth of the Lie, originated from the police investigation into Madeleine's disappearance. That investigation was closed after detectives found no evidence of a crime.

A statement from Gerry and Kate McCann said: "What we have been told by our lawyers is obviously extremely disappointing.

"It is eight years since we brought the action and in that time the landscape has dramatically changed, namely there is now a joint Metropolitan Police-Policia Judiciaria investigation which is what we've always wanted.

"The police in both countries continue to work on the basis that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to physical harm.

"We will, of course, be discussing the implications of the Supreme Court ruling with our lawyers in due course."

Read more: Missing Madeleine McCann's twin brother and sister told 'everything' about her disappearance

Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/madeleine-mccann-s-parents-lose-court-appeal-against-officer-who-wrote-book-about-disappearance/story-30101357-detail/story.html#mDHEGtQ1jjpwkxWC.99
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