Saturday, 4 October 2008

Gonçalo Amaral: Justice for Madeleine is still possible.(Updated)

SOS Madeleine McCann 4/10/08

From Duarte Levy in Vigo, Spain.

A year after leaving the PJ, Gonçalo Amaral, former coordinator of Portimão's Department of Criminal Investigation, stated yesterday in Vigo, Spain, that in spite of political pressure, "it is still possible that justice can be done for Madeleine."

Gonçalo Amaral, former head of the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance, was a guest at a conference organised yesterday by the Spanish daily newspaper, "Faro de Vigo," in the context of his book, "Maddie: The Truth of The Lie," coming out in Spain.


Several officers of the National Spanish Police, respectfully referred to as, the "Comisario," stated that they did not understand why the authorities of the country where Madeleine was born have never opened an investigation to find out what happened and continue to support the abduction theory.

According to Amaral, the result of work carried out by his team and several British police officers is recorded in the reports of the investigation and as long as they are not destroyed, there is always the possibility to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion: "it would only take one of the nine friends to decide to talk..."

The former coordinator of the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance states that it is still possible to find out the truth, stressing that the investigation from a legal point of view is neither finished nor closed: it is only waiting for better evidence and it is necessary for those who are able to to bring new details to the Portuguese authorities.

Duarte Levy (Vigo - Espagne)