The fact that the case is NOT closed, not according to the Portuguese Attorney General anyway, it is shelved and may be opened at any time if any new important leads emerge.
How would this happen if the Portuguese police have adopted this attitude? This means that officers at grass roots level are discarding any information which comes in, so who knows if it is important or not?
It seems that the majority of the Portuguese people are in denial, and being brainwashed into this catatonic state by the police themselves.
Portugal is certainly NOT a democratic country, it is for all intents and purposes very much still a police state, this state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue, the EU now has to act. Portugal cannot be a Member State of the European Union while this kind of thing is allowed to happen, other countries have been DENIED access to the EU for a lot less than what is occurring in Portugal, right now!
There is a level of corruption there that needs to be rooted out and not least because the life of a child is depending on it.
Former police chief Goncalo Amaral was sacked from the Madeleine investigation for lying and making false statements about the British police, he was also dismissed from his post as police chief of Portimao. Last week on Friday 22nd May 2009, Goncalo Amaral was found guilty of perjury and falsifying documents to conceal evidence of torture by his men, who it was proved tortured into confession, the mother of another missing child who's body has never been found.
The police inspectors could not be sentenced as they all refused to speak, remaining silent, so which officers were guilty of the torture could not be established, so none of them could be found guilty and none sentenced, because obviously an innocent person could have been sent to prison.
In most other countries this silence in court would have been accepted as an admission of guilt and all would have been found guilty and all would have been sentenced for torturing a witness in custody under interrogation.
NOT IN PORTUGAL! IN PORTUGAL THE GULTY ARE ALLOWED TO GO FREE!
However, thankful for small mercies, Goncalo Amaral was found guilty of very serious crimes and not upholding the letter of the law he swore to uphold, he was give an 18 month prison sentence, suspended.
Thanks to the dilligence and the untiring efforts of Leonor Cipriano's lawyer 'Dr Marcos Aragao Correia', Goncalo Amaral was convicted of perjury (lying under oath) lying and withholding evidence of a torture of a female witness (Leonor Cipriano) while she was held in custody, she was forced to confess to the murder of her daughter, which she did not commit.
Dr Correia, is s till battling on Leonor's behalf and has lodged an appeal to have her freed from prison, which will be heard in the Porutugese Supreme Court of Justice.
Thanks to Dr Marcos Aragao Correia, hopefully justice will be done and Leonor Cipriano will soon be released from prison.
Portugal needs MORE people prepared to stand up and fight against INJUSTICE and fight for JUSTICE for people who have obviously been wronged and suffered a gross miscarriage of justice like Leonor Cipriano.
Dr Correia, has put his own personal safety on the line by doing this and has opened himself up to accusations, lies and slurs against his character, by no less than Goncalo Amaral!
We as a forum and as a blog, will continue to support Dr Correia as long as he needs us.
Amaral should have gone to prison, but he was let off lightly. This is the state of the justice system and endemic corruption in Portugal and this is why the EU should give Portugal its marching orders!
If the EU does nothing, the EU already accused of corruption, will be viewed as even more corrupted.
It emerges now that in and around Portugal, there have been sex attacks on the children of holiday makers actually inside their holiday apartments, in the month leading up to Madeleine McCann's abduction and two assaults afterwards, equally as serious and telling is that these assaults were combined with burglaries on the properties.
As usual this VITALLY IMPORTANT information had been reported but was NOT acted upon and was buried on purpose in 70.000 pages in the official police files.
Neither was the true extent of just how many KNOWN paedophiles were actually resident in and around Praia da Luz at the time Madeleine was abducted. Not least one particularly British born CONVICTED paedophile, Raymond Hewlett. Apparently all the known paedophiles in the area all but one is British and one predatory paedophile (nationality unspecified) lives just 500 yards from where Madeleine was abducted!
In view of all this information now emerging, why have the Portuguese police kept this secret? Goncalo Amaral cannot be blamed solely for this, some of the blame for this must fall on Paulo Rebelo, who took the investigation over after Amaral was sacked!
Just how deep does this apparent corruption go in Portugal's police?
This while investigation is beyond the realms of names like circus, joke and farce, it has slipped into something much more sinister than this, it is now showing all the signs of corruption and a possibly a paedophile ring operating in and around the Algarve, especially centering on Praia da Luz.
Portugal had NO sex offenders register ate the time Madeleine disappeared and despite all the fiasco since, it still has NO DNA based sex offenders register, Portugal is in effect a have for paedophiles.
What happened to Madeleine?
Could it be that the PJ were so scared if they investigated this properly that a scandal would ensue along the lines of Casa Pia children's home in Portugal?
Could the PJ themselves be complicit in the paedophile ring?
Nothing is clear except for this certainty - Portugal's secrets, the ones their authorities and police have tried so hard to cover up, even to the point of the PJ FALSELY making the McCanns suspects in their daughter's disappearance, are now emerging, and just like I always predicted even as far back as before when I predicted Amaral would be sacked and should be sacked, I also maintained that something deeply sinister in Praia da Luz happened and is still happening, but the truth will come out because it always does and when it does come, it comes like an unstoppable express train.
That express train has just started rolling and it is picking up speed and no matter what Amaral or Rebelo and other insignificants do to try and stop it, they will not. Portugal must now brace itself the worse is yet to come.
All the people who tried to cover this up, will now be feeling very scared and well they should, they have added to the immeasurable pain and suffering of a little girl, her parents and her family and the question is, how many times has this happened in Portugal? And how many times have they got away with it?
I leave you with this, because despite all the dirt and despite everything unpalatable happening to children, there are still some people like those police officers who IGNORED the new leads coming in and those that languish in the stinking cesspit of hate sites, the hate forums that themselves are made up out of paedophiles, perverts and who sell porn in order to stay on the nest, simply to denigrate, accuse the innocent parents of an innocent child and to satisfy their almost perverted needs to have these parents found guilty and thrown into prison for something they clearly did not do, they want this so badly, they do NOT want Madeleine McCann found and they even take the side of a convicted violent foul mouthed paedophile, who's own son has said this about him:
"Hewlett's 40-year-old son Wayne Hewlett, a builder, said he and his brothers and sisters were savagely beaten by him when they were children.Wayne cut all ties with his father 20 years ago, and said: 'He is a monster. The crimes he has committed are despicable, he is a major embarrassment as a father and I'm ashamed of the things he has done.'I know he has cancer but I don't care whether he lives or dies. I despise the man. How could anyone not?'Just because he's my father doesn't mean I'm not disgusted by what he has done.'"