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GAZETA DIGITAL - PAULO REIS

Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:54 pm

Paulo Reis is a Portuguese investigative journalist.

Editor of Gazeta Digital and co-writer in SOS Madeleine McCann.

Paulo Reis
Journalist and Editor
Gazeta Digital
http://gazetadigital.blogspot.com

News in English, Portuguese and Chinese
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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:54 pm

Gazeta Digital

6th November 2007

PJ spokesman and chief investigator accused of mocking Madeleine's parents

The PJ former spokesman for Madeleine's case, Oleg├írio de Sousa and its chief investigator, Gon├ºalo Amaral, were today accused by Sharon Hendry, from The Sun, of "mocking the harried parents" of Madeleine McCann, while in the middle of a lunch, at Carvi restaurant, near the police headquarters in Portim├úo. The newspaper wrote that both detectives were having lunch – a story broken by David Brown, from The Times – when the McCann were flying to Berlin and Amsterdam appealing "for help in the hunt for Maddie."

"The two man asked for the TV to be turned up before mocking the harried parents", wrote Sharon Hendry, who accuses also Gonçalo Amaral of regular "booze-fuelled" lunches " featuring white wine and his favourite Sagres lager (...) followed by Amaral driving home in his blue Volvo."

The "hard-drinking (...) hapless plod" and "crumpled copper who looks like a seedy character from a bad detective movie", according to Sharon Hendry, who was "a real-life villain" to Madeleine's family, "has been demoted a rank ' down to inspector." Sharon Hendry also accuses the main investigator of Madeleine's case of having received "252 possible tip-offs about Madeleine's disappearance ' many of which had allegedly not been followed." For the journalist of The Sun, Gerry and Kate McCann "will no doubt find a grim satisfaction in the news that Amaral has been removed from the case."

The story of the two-hours lunches was first published by David Brown, from The Times, who wrote:"The party (Amaral and Olegário) shared a bottle of white wine and there was what appeared to be a bottle of whisky on the table during the lunch, which lasted almost two hours." Quoting a fellow dinner, David Brown said that Olegário de Sousa and Gonçalo Amaral "asked for the Portuguese TV news to be switched on and sat at the table watching it (...) Madeleine's parents had given a press conference in Berlin . . . The police were laughing and joking among themselves while it was on. They seemed to be sharing some sort of in-joke."

Published by Paulo Reis at 4:59:00 PM

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:55 pm

Saturday, 6 October 2007

PJ detectives union filled a libel suit against two British Media organizations

The head of PJ detective's union confirmed that a libel suit was filed against "two British Media organizations", because of stories published that were considered defamatory of Poliícia Judiciária. "After we filled it, the British Media moved from attacks against the Portuguese Police to personal attacks against Criminal Coordinator Gonçalo Amaral", said Carlos Anjos. "They are trying to undermine his credibility, either as a professional or as a individual, insulting him without even respecting his privacy and his family." The PJ detective's union president said they were in touch with Gonçalo Amaral and, if he wants to file also a libel suit, he will have the "full support of ASFIC."

Carlos Anjos rejected accusations from British Media about the alleged incompetence of Portuguese Police, in Madeleine's investigation, and referred the case of Rhys Jones, a 11-years-old boy who was shot on August 22: "After more than one month, British Police wasn't able to arrest his killer. In this case, they have more than a dozen witnesses, but until now they have arrested 17 suspects and they sent them free, didn't charged nobody"

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:56 pm

09 October 2007

Computer-animated video shows crucial hours before Madeleine's disappearance

http://videos.sapo.pt/wvhISANaAzuzEqRpe6Iz

A team headed by two university professors has created a computer-animated video with the movements of the Tapas group, during the crucial hours, on May 3, before Kate McCann found Madeleine was missing . The two experts, Paulo Sargento and Paulo Gamito, based their study on time lines and statements from witnesses published by The Times, BBC and the Portuguese newspapers P├║blico and Sol.

Paulo Sargento told TV channel SIC that after the McCann arrived at the restaurant, almost every 5 minutes there was somebody leaving the table, at Tapas Bar, going out to the apartments or coming from that direction – 7 persons went out 14 times in a period of two hours.

The criminal expert considered the possibility of a kidnap as "not consistent" with so many regular checkings. "It will be very difficult, there was a very short period of time" available for a kidnapper to act, without being spotted, he said. The team is now working on another virtual scenario: a walk from Ocean Club to the church.

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:57 pm

9th October 2007

The Times and Daily Express publish opposite versions about DNA evidence

David Brown and Patrick Foster wrote, in The Times, that "traces of Madeleine McCann's DNA that were recovered from two Portuguese holiday apartments have failed to prove that she is dead. Despite the lack of conclusive evidence, detectives still believe that they were justified in making Kate and Gerry McCann official suspects in their daughter's disappearance (...) tests carried out by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) laboratory in Birmingham have not proven that the four-year-old was killed, but the results are considered significant."

Martin Evans, from the Daily Express, has a opposite version: "Crucial forensic evidence allegedly links Madeleine McCann's parents to her disappearance, a source close to the case insisted last night. British DNA tests were said to indicate that Portuguese police were correct to declare Kate and Gerry McCann suspects . The source also rejected claims that the evidence found in their hire car was 'inconclusive'. The startling turn in the investigation shocked the McCanns, who had been hoping they would soon be cleared of involvement in their daughter's disappearance."

From The Times
October 9, 2007
Madeleine McCann evidence inconclusive
Patrick Foster and David Brown

Traces of Madeleine McCann's DNA that were recovered from two Portuguese holiday apartments have failed to prove that she is dead.
Despite the lack of conclusive evidence, detectives still believe that they were justified in making Kate and Gerry McCann official suspects in their daughter's disappearance.

The DNA was found in their apartment at the Ocean Club resort. Samples were also found at a nearby apartment used by their friends at the same time, and from a car hired by her parents 25 days after she was reported missing.

Tests carried out by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) laboratory in Birmingham have not proven that the four-year-old was killed, but the results are considered significant.

Daily Express
MADELEINE: DNA PUTS PARENTS IN FRAME
SHOCK: Evidence allegedly links Madeleine McCann's parents to her disappearance
Tuesday October 9,2007
By Martin Evans in Praia da Luz

CRUCIAL forensic evidence allegedly links Madeleine McCann's parents to her disappearance, a source close to the case insisted last night. British DNA tests were said to indicate that Portuguese police were correct to declare Kate and Gerry McCann suspects.

The source also rejected claims that the evidence found in their hire car was "inconclusive". The startling turn in the investigation shocked the McCanns, who had been hoping they would soon be cleared of involvement in their daughter's disappearance."

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:57 pm

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

More manipulation from British Press

The Telegraph

"The police investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance is refocusing on the theory that she was abducted from her bed by a paedophile (...) It emerged that Portuguese police have launched the country's biggest ever anti-paedophile operation, raiding 75 properties where child pornography has been downloaded (...) While the raids are not being officially linked to the Madeleine inquiry, they indicate the focus of the investigation has shifted away accusations that her parents, Kate and Gerry, may have harmed the four-year-old and back to a search for a potential abductor."

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:58 pm

12th October 2007

My opinion about British people

I have a strong admiration for the British people and it's History. There are three countries that may be considered the "fathers" of all the Rights and Freedoms that we, European people, have: England, with the "Magna Carta", France, with its ideas of "Libert├®, Egalit├® et Fraternit├®" and the USA, when representatives of the 13 states wrote: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights (...)"

I lived and worked in London, for some months, in 2005, during a financially difficult period of my life. I shared a flat with two Portuguese and three Brazilians, all immigrants working at cleaning services and in restaurants. I have a son who is studying in the University, in London. I admire the efficiency and the fairness of British society, in dealing with serious problems like racism and xenophobia. When I watch debates in the British Parliament, on TV, I always remember that the place where those debates happen is were modern Parliaments, an essential part of Democracy, were born.

For around 28 years, reading the weekly edition of "The Economist" has been some kind of a ritual, for me. I wish that I could be able to write with that accuracy, mixed with a touch of irony, giving to their readers a clear analysis and explanation of what happens, all over the world. And I don't believe that a pack of blood-thirsty and howling tabloid journalists, willing to kill – or let someone be killed – to have a story that helps them to keep their jobs, is representative of the British people.

In 1941, my father was drafted to the Army, Infantry Battalion n┬║ 13. As soon as the Portuguese Government gave permission to the Allied Forces to use the Azores Air Base, everybody in Portugal was convinced that, in a few weeks, the Nazi war machine would run over our country. A short-wave radio was a luxury item that few people could afford. There was an officer, at my father's Battalion, that had one. Many times, late at night, a few friends would gather around that radio, to listen to what was called "The Voice of Truth" - BBC radio broadcastings, in Portuguese.

I admire the British people, his achievements, his contribution to the History of Mankind. England is one of the great countries of the world and if it wasn't the decision to "fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills", if necessary, and "never surrender (...) until in God's good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old", all Europe – including Portugal – could have been, for a long time, under the darkest of all evil powers that have threatened Humankind, since the beginning of time.

I still believe that British people will never surrender.

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:59 pm

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

A Nazi-inspired site willing to help "bring home Madeleine McCann"

Be "aware of the childish and cruel mentality" of Portuguese people


"MadeleineMcCannCoUk", registered on May 9 throughTelivo , "aims to bring people together, gather information and bring home Madeleine McCann." Pictures of Madeleine, news about the case, posters and messages of support to her parents are some of the topics of this page.

The site has also one of the most despicable, racist and offensive remarks against Portuguese people, classified as a people with a "childish and cruel mentality." The alleged owner of the site, who describes himself as "Graeme (in his 20s) who lives in England, UK (...) has a Btec Nat Diploma in ICT (...) has worked for a top UK retailer and is now working in England, UK for a top financial company", under the headline " Something For You To Think About", sends a message of hate against Portuguese people:

"The following was sent in the form of a message book entry:"

"I also want to let you know of my rather insignificant (compared to yours) experience with the Portuguese police. Whilst on holiday in Portugal myself and my husband who is disabled, decided to visit a certain location. Having walked for a couple of miles in the blistering heat without finding our destination we were relieved to come across a police station at a crossroads. They gave us directions and they sent us on our way."

"We again walked another couple of miles before giving up and turning back. When we passed the police station on our return there were several officer outside smoking, they pointed at us and all started laughing, they had obviously sent us in the wrong direction on purpose. The rest of the world should be made aware of the childish and cruel mentality of these people."

A question to the owner of this page: What do you suggest as a "solution" for a people that has a so "cruel mentality" like the Portuguese people? Gas chambers, I presume...

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Postby kizzy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:59 pm

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

"PJ request to Leicester Police: It's urgent to question again the McCann friends"

Paulo Rebelo, the new man in charge of the PJ detective's team investigating Madeleine's disappearance send a letter to Leicester Police, making clear that it's necessary, for the investigation to move forward, to have the results of a new questioning of the McCann friends.

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:00 am

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Clarence Mitchell's conference at Coventry University

Madeleine McCann, The Perfect PR Campaign"


The former head of Media Monitoring Unit, Clarence Mitchell, "breaks his silence for the first time in a Coventry Conversation at Coventry University ", tomorrow, October 18th. According to the organizer of the conference, John Mair, "Clarence did a splendid job of getting the 'Missing Madeleine 'message to millions".

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:00 am

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Has Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson commited a crime?

"In the UK, the results of an independent investigation carried out by five criminal investigators who travelled to Portugal will be shown on Channel 4's", wrote the Telegraph, on October 17. Nothing new, here. We had several former policemen - Dai Davies, Marrk-Williams Thomas, John O'Connor, among others - trashing completely Portuguese police. By coincidence, almost all of them work also for consultancy and Media companies.

Now, Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson and his team had full access to Portuguese Police files, according to the Telegraph. This is a crime. Only Policia Judiciária detectives directly connected to the investigation, the magistrate from the Public Prosecutor's Office and the judge from the Criminal Court can have access to those files. Nobody else can have access to Police files, in a case that is under investigation. Not even the lawyers of the formal suspects.

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:01 am

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Second edition of David Canter book "Mapping Murder" to be published by Virgin Books in October

David Canter, Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, wrote his second opinion article about Madeleine McCann's disappearance, in The Times. This first was published in September 22. The second was published today, October 18. The second edition of his book, "Mapping Murder", will be published by Virgin Books in October. It's interesting, to compare both articles...

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:02 am

Thursday, 18 October 2007

New McCann's persecution theory: Fat Portuguese cop's wifes are to blame

http://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogs ... y-fat.html

and more

Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson: Portuguese Police is incompetent...

As it was expected, the main conclusion of the team headed by Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson is that Portuguese Police had not the capacity to handle "such a big job." The conclusion was reached in only three days at Praia da Luz, without any access to the crime scene or to most witnesses, and no access to Police files, as The Telegraph invented.

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British "experts": Child abusers in Portugal are "often left free"

According to a group of former British policemen and experts, quoted by " ThisIsLondon", in Portugal "when children are found to have been abused, the victim is taken into care, while the abuser is often left free." The group of "experts", lead by Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson, found also that "Portugal has many more paedophiles than it cares to admit." Unfortunately, the group of "experts" didn't produced any evidence to support this conclusion.

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:02 am

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Run, Gordon, run...

On September 8, we wrote a story – "The circus has came to town" - explaining the strategy to be followed in order to convince British public opinion that Gerry and Kate McCann were framed by Portuguese police. In the same story, we alerted for the interference of other kind of "organizations", already in action, in Portugal: "Most of these activities have been conducted by retired British citizens, some of the long time residents in Portugal. Other group was 'recruited' among the already large locally born British community. These collaborators have an important skill, which is the capacity of speaking the local language, but their lack of experience means a higher risk and they have been used just in low-level operations."

This part of a wider strategy – the so-called "field operations" - was latter confirmed when the McCann revealed they hired Control Risk Group in May. Details of that strategy were given to us by sources in London that, due to their position, know what is going on and – most important of all – why. But they don't agree with what they consider a Government "sponsored" interference on a police case, with no other purpose than protect the interests of a specific group.

Other sources, in the British Media, also gave us details about how that strategy would develop: undermining the credibility of Portuguese Police, attacking one of the leading detectives using the Joana Cipriano's case and, as a final blow, the Casa Pia case: "The lethal weapon, to be used when conditions are proper, is a 'secret': a large, well organized and professionally manipulated amount of information about the Casa Pia case. Organizers believe this data will be very efficient in the difficult task of convincing British public opinion that incompetence, corruption and complicity, also on high levels of the Portuguese society, are the explanation for what happened to Gerry and Kate McCann."

Until now, results have been mixed, for the powerful group of supporters behind the McCann couple. Public opinion, in UK, isn't exactly on the McCann side. Questions are starting to be asked about the level of involvement of the British Government, following Mr. Gordon Brown strange attitude of making public, last week, that he would include a police case in the agenda of his meeting with the Portuguese Prime-Minister, during a European Union summit.

Criminal Coordinator Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the investigation, but his replacement wasn't who the McCann supporters expected. Yesterday, Daily Mail, a newspaper that has been spearheading the campaign against Portugal and Portuguese police, was given the "green light" to use the above referred "lethal weapon".

The story - "Why Portugal is a haven for paedophiles - the disturbing backcloth to the Madeleine case" - is a poor job of manipulation of information about the Casa Pia case. It uses fake information, like putting Paulo Rebelo, who replaced Gon├ºalo Amaral in Madelein's case – as the man who "oversaw Operation Predator - raids on more than 70 suspected paedophiles, whose computers were searched last week for images of Madeleine or other evidence of criminal sexual acts."

In other classical manoeuvre of manipulation, it refers that, in Casa Pia Case, "Paulo Pedroso, a government minister, was arrested and quizzed about 15 cases of child sexual abuse." But Daily Mail forgets to mention that the case against Paulo Pedroso was dismissed, for lack of evidence. The newspaper also forgets to mention that investigation of Casa Pia is finished and the trial has been going on, since more that one year, due to the number of defendants and the fact that there are more than 500 witnesses to be called.

The Daily Mail story accuses a all country and it's population of allowing "paedophile networks" - that "have become endemic in Portugal" - to roam freely and considers that "the culture in which such a serious child abuse network was allowed to operate is the same culture that pervades the whole of Portugal."

Following the same line, similar accusations could be made against UK, using the Waterhouse case: "The Waterhouse Report into the wide scale abuse that took place in residential homes in Wales was released in February 2000. It spoke of systematic abuse, a climate of violence and a culture of secrecy that existed for more than two decades. But for most people involved in the welfare of the young, the report did not go nearly far enough. It confined itself to what went on in particular children's homes in Wales over a confined period. It did not look at the plight of children in residential homes and in foster families all over the UK. It did not question the whole structure of care." The results of Operation Ore could also allow anyone to classify UK as a haven for paedophiles, where the sex offenders registration couldn't stop child abusers to find new jobs on schools...

The fact that the story from Daily Mail is so badly "build" shows how desperate McCann supporters are, as they don't see any evidence that PJ is willing to drop the main line of inquiry, which considers the parents as formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine.

Police cooperation

Also curious is the fact that Mr. Gordon Brown decided to mention a specific detail we was willing to raise, with Portuguese Prime-Minister: the cooperation between Portuguese and British Police in Madeleine's investigation. There has been several small incidents, since the first British police liaison team came to Algarve. The decision of Portuguese police to stop regular meetings with the McCann couple was taken after detectives realized that Kate and Gerry had previous knowledge of the subjects to be raised during those meetings. Such a knowledge would be possible only if information given by PJ to their British counterparts was being made available to the McCann.

Portuguese police made clear they knew that at least one of the British officers from the liaison team had contacts - with people close to the McCann – that were not considered proper, for someone in that position. The level of cooperation from Leicestershire police is another detail that has raised some questions from Pol├¡cia Judici├íria and took Mr. Paulo Rebelo to make a direct contact with Scotland Yard.

The McCann legal team has made contacts, in Portugal, to hire a PR company, as they understood that a close contact with Portuguese Media was fundamental, at this stage. But there is no tradition, in Portugal, of Public Relations companies acting in the criminal area and at least one of the leading Portuguese PR companies refused an offer for a contract. Other contacts were more successful, when several former Portuguese policemen were asked, by the McCann team, to help them have a close look at how the investigation was developing.

Opposite versions

The Portuguese Prime-Minister Press Office denied that the question of Madeleine's investigation was ever referred, during a meeting with Gordon Brown. "The only subjects raised during the meeting between Gordon Brown and Jos├® S├│crates were related to the EU summit. All the rest is pure speculation", according to the same source. A spokesman for Mr. Gordon Brown denied this and told British Media that "Mr Brown said he and Jose Socrates had a ''brief discussion'' about Madeleine during an EU summit in Lisbon. The spokesman said: ''They agreed what matters was that there should be the closest possible co-operation between the Portuguese and British police.''

The fact that both Prime-Ministers Press Offices couldn't find a common version about Madeleine's case is a clear evidence of the deep differences in the way they look at it. Mr. Jos├® S├│crates has made clear, before, that this is "just a police case" and not a political one." In a interview with the Spanish daily "El Pa├¡s", the Portuguese Prime-Minister launched a staunch attack against members of British Government, saying that "(Portuguese) Police did the best they could do find the child" and remembered that "it's a duty of all politicians not to contribute to boost a 'soap opera script." It seems that Mr. Gordon Brown has another opinion.

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Postby kizzy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:03 am

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Lord John Stevens, another former police chief joining the circus

Lord John Stevens, former Metropolitan Police chief, believes in the innocence of the McCann. On a opinion column in "News of the World", he claims he has always based his conclusions on "hard evidence", during his 30 years as a police detective. Then, he says he is making his judgement about the McCann based in what he read on newspapers: "Again, I don't say this from believing in the McCanns' innocence or their guilt. I simply don't know either way. But from the evidence I have read I don't think they did it. Unless the Portuguese police have something else, it doesn't make sense. The couple don't fit the profile and their opportunity was limited."

Lord Stevens doesn't even know what evidence Portuguese police has. Anyway, he is so sure they are innocent that he doesn't feel the need of the same "hard evidence" he claims he always needed, in his police career.

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