Sonntag, 31. Mai 2015

Thank you. Again.

Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral's Legal Defence account has received since April 28, 2015

- through Paypal:

€ 5643.62 (five thousand six hundred forty three euro and sixty two cents)
$ 90.57 (ninety dollars and fifty seven cents)

- through the GoFundMe page created by Leanne Baulch:

£ 23,910 (twenty three thousand nine hundred and ten pounds)

These amounts will be applied to cover expenses with the defence of Gonçalo Amaral, in the civil suit brought against him by the McCann family.

The appeal is being prepared by Mr Amaral's lawyers and will be filed in due time.

Once the appeal is filed, PJGA will publish a statement.

At this point, we would like to, once again, thank you for your immense support - and patience.

Our trust in Portuguese justice remains firmly in place.

Thank you.

Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral's Juristisches Verteidigungskonto hat seit dem 28. April 2015 folgende finanzielle Unterstützung erhalten
- über Paypal:

€ 5643.62 (fünftausendsechshundertdreiundvierzig Euro und 62 cent)
$ 90.57 (neunzig Dollar und 57 cent)

- via die GoFundMe Seite initiiert von Leanne Baulch:

£ 23,910 (dreiundzwanzigtausendneunhundertzehn Pfund)

Diese Beträge werden dafür genutze, die Kosten der Verteidigung von Goncalo Amaral zu decken, im Zivilrechtsprozess, der durch die Familie McCann initiiert wurde.

Der Widerspruch wird von den Anwälten Herrn Amarals zu gegebener Zeit eingereicht werden.

Sobald der Widerspruch eingereicht wurde, wird PJGA ein Statement veröffentlichen.

Zu diesem Zeitpunkt würden wir uns gerne - wieder einmal - euch für die unglaubliche Unterstützung danken, und für eure Geduld.

Unser Vertrauen in die portugiesische Justiz besteht weiterhin fest.


Sonntag, 24. Mai 2015

They tried to destroy me

Thanks to Astro for the translation - as always :))

Gonçalo Amaral received an apology from Manuela Ferreira Leite

"They tried to destroy me"

In 2009, the former "Maddie case" inspector was chosen by PSD to be the candidate for the Municipality of Olhão. He was pushed from the race by the McCann couple.

The story is over six years old, but it remains fully alive in the memory of Gonçalo Amaral, the former "Maddie case" coordinator. After he retired, PSD wanted to launch him into the life of politics, indicating him "as candidate for the presidency of the Municipality of Olhão", in late 2008. When everything already pointed at him as the strongest candidate for victory, a contrary announcement came from Manuela Ferreira Leite [then president of the party]. Gonçalo Amaral was received by the then PSD leader who apologised to him about the decision.

"The McCannns allege that they devalued the book and only the showing of the documentary prompted them to react. It's not true. The book came out and was devalued by the couple, but before the documentary, in January of 2009, the newspapers published that I had been chosen by PSD to run for the presidency of the Olhão Municipality", the former inspector says, stressing: "What happened was that the couple always tried to destroy me, to destroy my credibility, and they were scared of the possibility of me stopping being an outsider, a police retiree, and becoming the president of the Municipality of Olhão. They were scared, they thought that a mayor would be a more credible figure than that of a police officer", says Amaral, describing his version of the events at that time. "The couple's reaction was swift. In a flash trip, Gerald McCann came to Lisbon, met with his lawyer, Dr Rogério Alves, with a PSD leader, who is said to be Dr José Luís Arnaut, and the couple’s current lawyer, Dr Isabel Duarte. They talked about me, a Portuguese citizen with the right to vote or to be elected in any democratic election, and they even delivered a report about me, done by their private detectives that had been hired to look for their daughter. After the meeting, Dr Manuela Ferreira Leite announced that I would not be a candidate, overriding the will of the Olhão militants and the will of the Algarve's people."

After this removal, Gonçalo Amaral asked to be received by Ferreira Leite. “She received me at the party's headquarters, and only apologised, to me and to my family”, he revealed in an interview to Nova Gente, once more defending that “the couple didn’t suffer any damages, they were merely scared about the course my life was taking, because they wanted to discredit me”.

in: Nova Gente, paper edition, 22.05.2015

Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2015

Go Fund Him

Thank you!

Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral's Legal Defence account has received in the past week

€ 3222,10
$ 90,57

through Paypal


£ 9,155

through the GoFundMe page created by Leanne Baulch.

There are no words to adequately express our gratitude for your support and solidarity. Thank you all.