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Madeleine McCann: 100 Questions And José Cunha de Magalhães e Meneses Says

by | 14th, November 2007

mccann-parents.jpgMADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE – POLICE: WE HAVE 100 QUESTIONS FOR THE McCANNS”

Paulo Rebelo, new head of the “hunt for missing Madeleine”, has drawn up a list of 100 questions. Whether this list is fixed or likely to grow to, says, 105 or 106 questions is unspeculated upon

“The 100 questions are believed to cover in minute detail how the events of May 3 unfolded from early that day until the McCanns reported Madeleine missing around 10.40pm”

100 questions…

Page 10: “Witness confirms Madeleine ‘seen in Bosnia village’” – an Irish pilgrim says he saw Madeleine. And now “local shop assistant Marina Dugandzic, 39, backs up the story

She saw Madeleine?

Says Marina: “He did not mention the name of Maddie McCann or tell us his name. However, he said that he had seen someone pushing a little girl into a black VW Golf with Bosnian number plates. Our colleague Monika Pandza, an English language professor, translated his words”

Nothing lost in translation, we hope

THE SUN page 25: “100 QUESTIONS – Maddie cops’ bid to grill McCanns again”

It’s part of a ‘letter of appeal’ that police want to send to the British Authorities. “Under Portuguese law, such a plea is a formal request asking for interviews, and accompanies details of the evidence”

A source tells a Portuguese newspaper: “If a body doesn’t turn up, or somebody comes forward with a credible lead, we continue without any chance of closing the investigation”

Such is the news

DAILY MAIL page 27: “Maddie’s parents ‘have 100 questions to answer’”

The questions are being blocked by Portimao District Attorney José Cunha de Magalhães e Meneses, who is less than certain there is good case against the McCanns

And the police in Portugal are awaiting the results of substances sent to the Forensics Science Service in Birmingham

DAILY STAR page 15: “MADDIE PARENTS FACING 100 QUESTIONS”

Police also want to “seize” the couple’s laptop and Bible

DAILY MIRROR page 20: “McCann officers hit a wall”

No, not more awful Portuguese police driving. Just a source saying police have no new leads

THE TIMES: “Meredith or Madeleine: it’s trial by media”

Magnus Linklater manages to link the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy

“Neither case, however, has demonstrated the two prerequisites of a just legal process: an unbiased police inquiry and the presentation of untainted evidence in court,” says he

Those Italians… Those Portuguese…. And:

“In Portugal, the so-called code of secrecy has resulted in the deliberate manipulation of evidence. Sheltering behind the law, officials have briefed favoured journalists, allowing a barrage of damning allegations to be unleashed against Madeleine’s parents. With little or no hard proof to sustain the charges, they have nevertheless turned a supposedly objective criminal investigation into an exercise in character assassination. The Portuguese authorities may argue that they are simply responding to accusations from the British media that they have botched the inquiry, but that is hardly justification for distorting the evidence”

Anyone seen the boy who killed Rhys Jones? Those British…

“Madeleine McCann detectives barred from reinterviewing parents” – José Cunha de Magalhães e Meneses, he says ‘No”

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 11: “Police draw up list of questions for McCanns”

Detectives have asked to re-interview the so-called Tapas Nine

“New analysis of the evidence has only confirmed suspicions that exist but nothing more,” a police source tells Portuguese daily newspaper 24 Horas. “There is no new data despite new operations being carried out in field”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “Kate and Gerry have nothing to hide and we hope they will be cleared as soon as possible”

JAVNO, Croatia: “Media Circus and Murder of Madeleine McCann – In the past six months the media have thrown Maddie McCann down stairs, drowned her in the sea, killed and resurrected her in Medjugorje”

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Madeleine new today



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