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Amaral surprised about book that defends him

A detective on the other side of the Atlantic believes in the thesis of Madeleine’s death, which is defended by Gonçalo Amaral. The former inspector swears that he knew about nothing.

by Miguel Ferreira

“I don’t know the book and I have never been contacted by the author”, says Gonçalo Amaral about a book about the Maddie case that investigator Brian Johnson promises will soon be available in the United States. “I have received news from that gentleman only yesterday, through an email that he sent me to inform me about the cover, where one can read ‘Madeleine McCann, Faked Abduction’”, added the former PJ inspector.

Accompanying the image, a brief text: “To be published soon in the United States. In support of the many and good investigators that dedicated themselves to finding the truth that lies behind the disappearance of Madeleine McCann”.

The book, with data from the Judiciária’s investigation, points towards the death of Madeleine McCann.

An unexpected story

According to information that is published on the Internet, where Brian is also responsible for the “truthformadeleine.com” website, the book highlights “the inconsistencies in the various alibis, the ever-changing witness accounts and the lack of police cooperation from the McCanns and their friends, the so-called Tapas 7”. Brian Johnson also mentions that “while researching the book, the McCanns have declined to answer important questions relating to the disappearance of their daughter”. For the North American, there was a clear attempt to gag the persons that wanted to publish the truth about the case.

And Brian advises, “after reading the book, decide for yourself if this was a Faked Abduction”.

For Amaral, this is an unexpected story. “It was surprising to see my name and that of inspector Tavares de Almeida cited right on the cover”. The policeman, who retired from the PJ, further states that he does not know the book’s content and also rejects that it could be “an attempt to reply to the prohibition” of his book “The Truth about the Lie”.

Concerning news that have been published in the Portuguese media, referring to negotiations between Brian and Amaral, the policeman states that they are false, and recalling that the publication rights over his book belong to editor “Guerra & Paz”, he further questions “if that gentleman wanted to write a book, what could he possibly want to negotiate with me?”

Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesperson has already stated that he does not know the book, but asserted that any attempt towards defamation will face justice.

A new lawsuit from Joana’s mother

Gonçalo Amaral is serene over the news that come “from the other side of the Atlantic”, but restless and revolted about the news that have been imposed by the Portuguese justice. Yesterday, he was summoned to give a statement, at the Public Ministry at the Court of Portimão, within the certificates that have been extracted from the process that opposed Leonor Cipriano to several Judiciária policemen, namely Gonçalo Amaral.

Unsatisfied with the jury court’s decision, Marcos Aragão, Joana’s mother’s lawyer, has filed new lawsuits against the former Polícia Judiciária inspector. Within those, he returned to court but remained silent. “I will only speak when the complaint that I have filed in April, against Marcos Aragão, suffers some sort of advancement”, he indignantly told 24Horas, explaining that, relating to that case, “nothing was done, nobody was heard”.

In his complaint, Amaral requests, for example, that Marcos Aragão is subject to a mental evaluation.

source: 24Horas, 30.11.2009
Translated by astro