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Madeleine McCann: Mari Cortes’s Mum Says, Princess Diana And Torture

by | 19th, January 2008

mccanns.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SUN: “Mari’s mum backs Kate”

“Distraught Irene Suarez, 30, insisted Kate did not kill Maddie, as suspected by Portuguese cops”

Irene is mother to missing Spanish girl Mari Luis Cortes. What does she know of the Madeleine case? Is she a witness?

Mum-of-three Irene says: “With all the speculation that Mrs McCann could be guilty of killing her child, I said that’s all lies. A daughter is very special. For a mother to do anything like that is unthinkable”

The McCanns might well be innocent. They maintain that they are the victims of a heinous crime. But are they innocent because they are parents?

She adds: “I believe Madeleine will be found”

The Sun asks a woman whose child is missing if the parents of another missing child should give up? Is the paper using using her?

McCANNS guilty.. only of caring” – Lorrane Kelly writes: “I BELIEVE Kate and Gerry McCann are GUILTY…


… Guilty of leaving their kids alone while they enjoyed a meal with friends, and they are most certainly guilty of moving heaven and earth in order to try to find their beloved Madeleine.

But that is all”

DAILY MAIL: “If McCanns were Portuguese ‘they would already be in jail’ says ‘wrongly convicted’ killer”

mari-cortes.jpg“Convicted killer Joao Cipriano, 35, said if the couple were not foreigners in Portugal they would have been tortured into confessing and then jailed over their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance. He and his sister Leonor, 36, claim they were forced into confessing to a crime they did not commit – the murder of Leonor’s daughter Joana, who went missing in 2004 – and have warned that the McCanns could be framed by the police”

Says the man serving 16 years jail time: “If the McCanns were Portuguese, they would have been put behind bars, tortured, charged and condemned”



“Police are to rule out any link between the Madeleine McCann case and the abduction of a five-year-old Spanish girl”


“The move will bring fresh heartache for Gerry and Kate McCann”

They are disappointed that a serial child snatcher is not at large? Surely not. what of the tabloids, are they disappointed that Maddy 1 and ‘Maddy 2‘ are not connected?

THE GUARDIAN: “Clap hands if you believe in fairies” – The Dianification of Madeleine McCann

Simon Hoggard writes: “The stuff coming out of the Diana inquest is quite bewildering. I was reminded of the Madeleine McCann case…

In the same way, the press seems happy to repeat any old nonsense picked up after lunch from a Portuguese policeman or any “witness”, whose memory has been magically refreshed after eight months. Was there a stalker near the apartment? Pass. Blood stains in the hire car? Dunno. Was the body hidden in a church? Search me. Did the McCanns let their own child die, covered it up, then persuaded the world’s press and half the police of Europe to pick over the case? Oh, come off it. You can believe only what your instinct tells you: Di was killed in a dreadful accident, and Madeleine was horrifyingly abducted. Everything else is rubbish

THE TIMES: “Activist investors should look before they leap”

Madeleine McCann on the business pages… How so?

“Some of the high street’s biggest names have taken such a tumble on the stock market that activist investors are said to be scrutinising potential bargains for the first time in months. Remember last May 11? Tony Blair had just abdicated, a Scottish businessman was offering £1million to help to find Madeleine McCann and Lewis Hamilton had yet to win a grand prix.

“It was also the day that the high street digested another interest-rate rise and retail share prices went into freefall. The FTSE 350 general retailers’ index is now trading 41 per cent below the opening level of that spring morning”

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