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On 7 June, Spanish police received a phone call from a man claiming to know the whereabouts of Madeleine, using a mobile phone registered in Argentina. The call was described as "credible".

In June, Spanish investigative journalist Antonio Toscano claimed that the four-year-old was abducted by a French sex offender, as part of a Europe-wide paedophile network. Then, on 28 June, Toscano claimed that Madeleine was alive and well in Europe but Madeleine's parents refused to meet with him. Determined to leave no stone unturned, police also examined hundreds of reports from psychics and clairvoyants claiming to know the location of Madeleine. The police said that they decided to check them all in case they might contain a message from the kidnapper.

The investigation was thrown into confusion on 10 June when the detective coordinating the hunt, Gonçalo Amaral, head of the regional Polícia Judiciária, and four other Portuguese police officers, were charged with alleged offences relating to the inquiry into the disappearance of Joana Cipriano, from a village seven miles (11 km) from where Madeleine disappeared.



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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 am

24horas

Cover headline: Lawyer of Leonor Cipriano calls Gonçalo Amaral a "criminal of the worst kind"(front page)

Article headline: Aragão Correia attacks Gonçalo Amaral (page 13)

Lawyer of Leonor says that the ex-inspector has been constituted an arguido for torture

Text: Luis Maneta and Miguel Ferreira
06 February 2009

Gonçalo Amaral denies it. He reaffirms that he is innocent. And promises to move more proceedings against the lawyer

The lawyer of Leonor Cipriano, Marcos Aragão Correia, said yesterday that the former inspector Gonçalo Amaral, of the PJ in Portimão, has been constituted an arguido in a case concerning the alleged torture of Leandro Silva, husband of Leonor Cipriano.

"It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Gonçalo Amaral has been constituted an arguido in a new investigation where he is acused of the crime of torture against António Leandro David Silva. This new process is following proceedings, and a new trial is expected, very soon," writes Marcos Aragão Correia, in a release distributed yesterday afternoon to the media.

But Gonçalo Amaral, heard yesterday by 24horas, categorically denied having been made an arguido and again reaffirmed his innocence regarding the allegations made by the lawyer, assuring he has never beaten Leandro Silva. And he said he will proceed with cases against Leandro and against Marcos Aragão Correia.

Gonçalo Amaral and Policia Judiciária inspectors are currently being tried in the Court of Faro, in a case where Joana's mother is said to have been tortured in the offices of the PJ, confessing the death of her daughter and the place where the corpse has been hidden.

In this case, Goncalo Amaral, who co-ordinated the PJ investigation of the Joana and Madeleine McCann cases, is met for failure to denounce.

During one of the sessions of the trial, at the door of the court, Leandro Silva said he witnessed the assault of Leonor and that, he too, was assaulted.

In the release distributed yesterday, the lawyer for Leonor also publishes what he says are "complaints" allegedly made in 2007, to the Director of the PJ in Faro, by Gonçalo Amaral's wife, "at a time when both were still separate".

Controversial letter

This text, addressed to the coordinator Guilhermino Encarnação, made reference to the alleged discussion between the couple, during which the ex-inspector of the PJ was accused of having "insulted" and "threatened" his wife.

Heard by 24horas, both Goncalo Amaral and his wife denied the authenticity of the document and the facts therein reported. And also assured that for this episode they will move with proceedings against Marcos Aragão Correia.

The dispute raises the pitch

Since the beginning of the trial of the case for the alleged torture of Leonor Cipriano, her lawyer has focused his attacks on Gonçalo Amaral, and the discrepancies between the two men have increased in tone. In a statement issued yesterday by the magazine "Sabado", the former inspector of the PJ said that Aragão Correia "defends the interests of others, and incurs the crime of prevarication as a lawyer."

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 am

24horas (page 10)

"Aragão Correia needs to be hospitalised"

Gonçalo Amaral suggests that the attorney suffers from psychiatric problems

Text: Duarte Baião
07 February 2009

The former Inspector of the Policia Judiciária in Portimão confirmed he will proceed with a lawsuit against Marcos Aragão Correia and suggested that the attorney suffers from psychological problems. He also reaffirmed that he is not an arguido for torture against Leandro Silva


Gonçalo Amaral suggested yesterday, in statements to 24horas, that Marcos Aragão Correia, lawyer for Leonor Cipriano, suffers from a psychiatric illness. This is another episode of verbal war between the ex-inspector of police in Portimão and the lawyer.

"Friends of mine who are connected to medicine, with whom I have spoken, tell me that Aragão Correia is in need of being compulsorily admitted. I think that says it all," said Gonçalo Amaral. "For me, it is not as a person, but only as a lawyer," said the former inspector.

That the lawyer has said that the former inspector has been constituted an arguido by the Public Ministry, due to the practice of alleged crimes of torture against Leandro Silva, husband of Leonor Cipriano, Gonçalo Amaral was peremptory: "No comment because everything is false. I will move with a case (against Aragão Correia). When? Inside the legally established period, that is, I have six months to do so."

The quest to be the leading character

The former inspector of the PJ is to be judged in a case where Leonor Cipriano, mother of Joana, guarantees to have been tortured on the premises of the PJ in order to admit the death of her daughter and the place where the corpse was hidden. In this case, Amaral is charged with failing to denounce. However, Marcos Aragão Correia wants to prove the veracity of the thesis of torture.

"Mr Aragão Correia has a goal, and that is the demand to be the leading character in the limelight. But he also knows that he follows the Order of Lawyers [Bar Association]. I will deal with the case by that establishment, I will deal with the case in court and, I stress, if necessary with a compulsory internment, and that, it seems, is what that man requires," concluded Gonçalo Amaral.

24horas tried to talk to Aragão Correia, but he has remained uncontactable.

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:36 am

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9/2/09

Madeleine McCann And The Threat To Newspapers

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:36 am

BBC News

9 February 2009

Economy "threatens" news accuracy

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:37 am

Independant

UK police spent £548,000 in hunt for Madeleine

By Sam Marsden and Tim Walsh, Press Association

Friday, 13 February 2009

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:38 am

BBC

Friday, 13 February

UK police reveal Madeleine bill

The hunt for Madeleine McCann cost Leicestershire Police more than £500,000

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:38 am

Mirror

Madeleine McCann hunt: Police spent more than £500,000
By Mirror.co.uk 13/02/2009

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:39 am

Daily Record

Teenagers pocketed Madeleine McCann collection cash

Feb 14 2009

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 am

Hawick News

Teenagers pocketed Madeleine collection cash

Published Date: 16 February 2009

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 am

The Mirror
18th February 2009

Who was listening to Kate and Gerry McCann?

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:47 am

Saturday, 21 February 2009

"All of our major members have agreed to support Code Madeleine and adopt the six-point plan to help make children safer while on holiday,Code Madeleine launched to keep children safe

A new initiative backed by Madeleine McCann's parents will be launched to help keep children safe on holiday.

The six point plan - named Code Madeleine - outlines what parents should do if their child goes missing.

The code - similar to the Code Adam scheme in the US which is named after abducted six-year-old Adam Walsh - was developed by the Federation of Tour Operators, the Association of British Travel Agents and the News of the World.

The objective of Code Madeleine is to trigger a system of securing premises and systematically searching for a missing child in the critical hours immediately after they are reported missing.

Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann are supporting the scheme.
"Kate and I fully endorse the Code Madeleine scheme", Mr McCann said.
"Kate and I hope that this new code will help protect British families when they are on holiday."

The six points are:
Hotel management or holiday company staff to immediately obtain a photograph and detailed description of the missing child, and to assist parents in liaising with the police.

Designated employee to page Code Madeleine via nearest in-house telephone - implementing the procedure of circulating the photograph and communicating a detailed description of the missing child throughout the hotel.

Hotel staff, supported by holiday company representatives on the premises, to assist in search of public areas and to monitor entrances and exits from the premises.

If the missing child is not found within 10 minutes of initial search of public areas, parent to take decision to notify local police. Hotel management or holiday company staff to assist.

Hotel management or holiday company staff to use best endeavours to ensure any suspected crime scene area is isolated and kept free of contamination until police arrive.

If the child is found accompanied by someone other than a parent or legal guardian, reasonable efforts to delay their departure will be used without putting the child, staff, or visitors at risk. Police will be notified and given details about the person accompanying the child.

Holiday firms will now be asked to sign up to the code and train staff on what to do if a child goes missing.

Andy Cooper, director general of the Federation of Tour Operators, said: "All of our major members have agreed to support Code Madeleine and adopt the six-point plan to help make children safer while on holiday."
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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:49 am

24 Horas

23/02/2009


(Published today in the newspaper 24 Horas)
The English Portuguese police did not show the images on the day of disappearance of Maddie, the satellites show that the Algarve. Said that, coincidentally, at the time the satellites were all facing Morocco. And the British police said the investigation now that McCann will be involved the secret services.

In May 2007, a few days after Maddie had disappeared, a senior Department of Criminal Investigation (DIC) of the Judicial Police (PJ) asked the fellow Englishmen sent to Praia da Luz for access to images of the satellites that monitor the area Algarve.
If the request itself could be considered as normal because in the past, satellite images were used to help authorities solve a particular case, the answer surprised. According to "experts" sent by the British government of Portugal, at the time that Madeleine McCann was taken to the apartment 5A of the Ocean Club, all satellites were facing the Moroccan coasts.
A "coincidence" that would surprise unhappy men of PJ when, months later, saw the same "experts" to defend the thesis of the abduction of Madeleine in Morocco, supported in particular by the statements of a whimsical detective agency in Spanish, the Method 3 that, in public statements, to say who had taken the girl, why and how, even promising to return home before Christmas.

A case of State

But the case of satellites facing the "wrong side" is not unique. In England, of Leicestershire police, in response to a request from a British journalist, under a decree regulating the free access to information, refused to explain whether the use of telephone tapping and interception of email under the Madeleine McCann case investigations to be covered or not by a warrant.
According to journalist Jon Clements, the police, having delayed its response for several months arguing need to consult other "agencies", said they had no obligation to explain in terms that were used any means of surveillance in the Maddie case, for reasons of "national security".
Police in Leicestershire also explained that the journalist was also provided to answer it because the explanation could be related to other "security agencies", which, according to the decree regulating the free access to information, means the various bodies secret services, like MI5, MI6, GCHG, SOCA or the Special Forces.

Not the Sócrates scared

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann has, since the first time, special attention by the British authorities, a Cabinet crisis especially to support the McCann couple was created within the Foreign Office before the arrival at the first inspectors in Judicial Police.
The importance given by the British government the couple McCann surpassed all expectations and even the elements of the secret service of His Majesty who traveled to Portugal, became show surprised by the ease with which Kate and Gerry McCann entered in contact with Tony Blair or Gordon Brown.
The British government's commitment was such that neither the intervention of the Portuguese Prime Minister, José Sócrates, asking the politicians not to interfere in the investigation to the disappearance of Maddie, managed to convince the British to leave the PJ work in peace.

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:50 am

24 Horas

25/02/2009

Gonçalo Amaral says that the authorities wanted to leave the Maddie case

by Duarte Levy in 24 Hours (Traslated)

In an interview recorded in Vigo, Spain in October last year, but only now revealed, the former coordinator of the PJ, Gonçalo Amaral, the Portuguese authorities accused of not having the political will to reopen the case and the investigation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
"The political will is not, there is no political will to reopen," accused the former responsible for the investigation and added that "when you file a case such as this, with so many steps to deal with so many facts that had to be clarified, because did not wish to continue with the investigation and it was clear when we left the investigation on 2 October. "
To Gonçalo Amaral, there was a clear intention of the Portuguese authorities to abandon the investigation and "will now be very difficult to process be reopened."

In the interview, available on video on the internet (http://joana-morais.blogspot.com),

Gonçalo Amaral denouncing the existence of "situations in the process were not taken into account, which were not known or read by those who had the duty to know, "stressing that the declaration of the spouses of British doctors that refer to a holiday in Majorca, where they give the" gestures and words to indicate the existence of an abuse of minors "in that group of people who were on holiday" were not taken into account before the process has terminated.

To Gonçalo Amaral, the leaders of the prosecutor should not have read the details of the process, adding that he "does not believe that they read these statements and have passed over it."

UK accused of blocking

The author of "Maddie: The Truth of Lies," book of success that continues without being edited in England, the purpose of collaboration with the British authorities, also accused the top of the English police "have blocked the progress of investigations .

According to former PJ, on the ground, collaboration with the British officers "were very close, very intense," but things have not progressed when it came to the hierarchy.

If confidence in England

During the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British police were "invited" to sign a document of confidentiality that prevents today to talk about what happened in Portugal or in England, a procedure that is not normal police in English.
"It is normal in cases of services, and sign this document as soon as it starts. Now with the police for criminal investigation, this does not happen, "said Amaral.

The former coordinator of the Judicial Police of CID in Portimão goes further and notes that it was Stuart Prior, one of the most important responsibility of the British police sent to Portugal, who said, regarding the evidence collected against the parents of Madeleine, that "very less people had held in England.
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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:51 am

The Independent UK

1 March 2009

Clarence Mitchell: " I am a decent human being. If I can help them, I will"

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:53 am

Diario De Noticias

02/03/09

Spokesperson for the Mc Cann admitted that Madeleine may be dead
(Translated by Google)
FILIPA AMBRÓSIO DE SOUSA FILIPE AMBRÓSIO DE SOUSA

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:54 am

Press Gazette

5 March 2009

By Sarah Limbrick

Madeleine McCann fund PR sues The People for libel

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:54 am

Norwich Evening News

5th March 2009

By Sam Emanuel

Robert Murat joins tabloid press debate

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:55 am

Press Gazzette

5 March 2009

By Paul McNally

Max Mosley to give evidence to press standards inquiry

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According to yesterday's London Evening Standard, Gerry McCann - the father of Madeleine, who disappeared on holiday in Portugal in 2007 - will also give evidence to the select committee next week.

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BBC News

5th March 2009

Murat to talk in Cambridge debate

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:57 am

In the News

Thursday, 05 Mar 2009 20:31

Madeleine: Murat speaks out against tabloid fairytales

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:58 am

Press Gazette

5 March 2009

By Paul McNally

Robert Murat 'scarred forever by tabloid newspaper lies'

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:59 am

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MADELEINE FOUNDATION
Released 12.30AM Thursday 5 March

A group of members and supporters of The Madeleine Foundation ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] will hand out leaflets at the Oxford Union this Friday, in protest at the role of Clarence Mitchell as PR spokesman for the McCann family.

1,000 leaflets have alreday been handed out to Oxford students and Madeleine Foundation members will hand out further leaflets to students as they enter the Oxford Union building to hear Mitchell at 8.30pm this Friday.

The leaflet is reproduced in full below. It ifeatures 21 items of concern about Mr Mitchell's statements and actions on behalf of the McCanns. Photos of Madeleine Foundation members leafletting in Oxford can be viewed on the '3Arguidos' internet forum here:

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Secretary of the Madeleine Foundation, Tony Bennett, has written a 64-page booklet on the Madeleine McCann case called "What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons Which Suggest she was not Abducted". It has sold 2,000 copies since being released in December - and has been transalted into Spanish, Dutch, German and French. Students attending the Mitchell event will be offered copies of the booklet.

Members of the Madeleine Foundation share the view of the original senior investigating officer in the case, Goncalo Amaral, that Madeleine McCann died in the McCanns' apartment in Praia da Luz and the parents, possibly helped by others, hid her body to avoid an inquest.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Debbie Butler, Chairman, 07867 887066
Tony Bennett, Secretary, 01279 635789 or 07835 716537

"What really happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons which suggest she was not abducted", (60pp) available £3 direct from me or £4 via PayPal on this Madeleine Foundation link: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:59 am

Teletext.co.uk

5 March 2009

Gerry McCann to face MPs

Madeleine McCann's father Gerry will give evidence to MPs next week about how the British media reported on the disappearance of his daughter.

Mr McCann has been invited to answer questions from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday.

He will be joined by his spokesman and his lawyer and their evidence will form part of the committee's inquiry into press standards, privacy and libel.
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Oxford Mail

7:00am Friday 6th March 2009

McCann spokesman faces Oxford Union protest

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PostSubject: Re: news of 2009   Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:01 am

The Guardian

6/3/09

The McCanns' debate: from banality to an outpouring of bile

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