Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Lawyers Win Again

Madeleine McCann: Lawyers Win Again

by | 18th, February 2010

7951719MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – Congratulations to Kate and Gerry McCann on winning their case against Goncalo Amaral. Commiserations to Mr Amaral.

Kate and Gerry McCann say that Mr Amaral libelled them in his book – Maddie: The Truth of The Lie. He suggested that Madeleine McCann is dead and that the parents faked her abduction. The McCanns reject the claim.

The book was banned temporarily. And now the book is banned permanently. Although Mr Amaral says he will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. A child is missing. And the lawyers are making money.

Say the McCanns:

The full statement from Kate and Gerry McCann today:

We are very pleased and relieved with the judge’s decision in Lisbon today.
By upholding the injunction against Goncalo Amaral’s book and DVD, the judge has rightly agreed that there has been significant, ongoing damage to the search for our beloved daughter Madeleine and to the rights of our family.

We are grateful to the judge for accepting that this injustice must not continue.

The court case has demonstrated, once again, that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any harm.

It has also clearly shown that no police force is actively looking for Madeleine, even, shockingly, when they are presented with new information and leads.
The motives of those who have tried to convince the world that Madeleine is dead, and who’ve disgracefully and falsely tried to implicate us in her disappearance, need to be seriously questioned.

As painful and personally damaging as the slanderous claims of Mr Amaral and his supporters have been to us and our family, our primary focus has always been, and always will be, to find Madeleine through our own best investigative efforts.

It is still incumbent upon the British and Portuguese authorities to ensure that every credible lead has been investigated and that a meaningful search for our innocent and vulnerable little girl is properly carried out.
We must and will keep looking for Madeleine and those responsible for her abduction.

We implore the public, especially the Portuguese people, to help us look for Madeleine, to remain vigilant and to give us any information that could help us find our daughter.

Please do not give up on Madeleine. Please call 800 814 028 (in Portugal) or 0845 838 4699.

Thank you

Kate and Gerry McCann

Indeed. There is no evidence of Madeleine McCann’s death. There is no evidence of a crime having befallen her. Reports must stick to the facts. A child is missing. Show – do not tell. Facts are vital if what occurred that fateful night is to ascertained. So, here’s Sky News’ Kay Burley:

But it’s a hollow victory.

No. it’s a victory. The McCanns took a risk and they won. Facts:

However, Madeleine is still missing…Every time I hear about their plight, it pulls at the heart strings. I cannot begin to imagine the daily torture they face. Not knowing must be the worst.

Such are the facts…

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