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[21 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 728 views]

Rogatories – Judge didn’t validate the diary immediately
Today, the process is most likely to be archived. Ten months ago, the PJ asked for the reconstitution of the crime and a new questioning of the couple

Pinto Monteiro promised a solution for the Maddie case for today. The archiving of the process is most likely to be announced on the General Attorney’s Office’s website, after more than a year of an investigation that was made of breakthroughs and retreats.
The Judiciária lost some battles and diligences that were not carried out may have …

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[19 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 10,065 views]
Payne suspected of paedophilia

Source: Correio da Manhã 19.07.2008, paper edition. Translations by forum posters Kazlux and Astro (here)
Depositions – Doctor friends of the McCanns spoke to the English police
Payne suspected of paedophilia
Twelve days after Maddie disappeared, a couple revealed the strange behaviour of one of the group’s members. Testimonies only reached the Judiciária in January this year
David Payne, one of the McCanns’ friends that were on holidays in the Algarve on the 3rd of May last year, when Madeleine disappeared, was suspected of paedophile behaviours.
The accusations were brought by a couple of friends …

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[13 May 2008 | No Comment | 688 views]

(Article and translation provided courtesy of Joana Morais)
O prazo do segredo de justiça nas investigações ao caso do desaparecimento da criança inglesa Madeleine McCann no Algarve foi prorrogado por três meses, disse hoje à Agência Lusa fonte da Procuradoria-Geral da República (PGR).
Caso o prazo de segredo de justiça não fosse prorrogado por mais três meses, o mesmo terminaria a 15 de Maio.
13 de Maio de 2008, 18:05

Lisboa, 13 Mai (Lusa) – The deadline for the judicial secrecy over the investigations into the case of the disappearance of the English child, …

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[13 May 2008 | No Comment | 1,101 views]

(This article was from a translation kindly provided by Joana Morais)
An interesting fact from today’s Diário de Notícias (not on-line):
NOTW paid around €40.000 Euros/$61.88 U.S. dollars/£31.77 British pounds to do the pictures inside the McCanns apartment.
The apartment 5A, was registered at a certain time to 4 people. In 2006 after the death of Michael William McCann, Ruth Margaret McCann become the sole owner. The apartment has a T2 Typology, which in architectural terms means a two bedroom flat. Ruth McCann told her conditions to the persons responsible of the tourist’s …

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[3 May 2008 | No Comment | 909 views]

(Jornal de Notícias, May 3, Translation Courtesy of Li)
The McCanns look for answers in Robert Murat, they are convinced of his involvement in the disappearance of their daughter. The multimillionaire that supports the expenses with lawyers and the private detectives of the Spanish agency “Método 3” went on purpose to Algarve to know the British.
Brian Kennedy offered to help him, although he was unable to explain how. Why? Why does he believe that Robert or his mother Jennifer might have seen someone on the night of 3rd of May in …

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[2 May 2008 | No Comment | 904 views]

(Translation courtesy of Li)
From empathy to distrust, several British journalists recognise that excesses were committed in the cover of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann but they deny that the interest for the private life of the family will decrease.
“What we have done to this couple was not our best moment as journalists”, recognises the ex journalist Roy Greenslade in declarations to the Lusa agency, a year after the disappearance of the British child with 3 years old from a flat in Praia da Luz, Algarve.
Esther Addley, sub-editor of The Guardian …

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[2 May 2008 | No Comment | 799 views]

Filipa Ambrósio de Sousa and Pedro Vilela Marques
(Translation courtesy of Li)
In prime time, the three Portuguese television channels transmitted yesterday interviews of the McCanns. Kate and Gerry still believe that their daughter is alive. The couple admits that they “were very upset” when they were made arguidos and that there were failures in the communication between them and the investigators.

How did you react when you were made arguidos?
I confess that I was very upset. I have to be honest for Madeleine. People began to look at me as a suspect …

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[2 May 2008 | No Comment | 769 views]

By Alexandra Serôdio
(Translation courtesy of Li from original article here in the Jornal de Notícias)
A year after ,the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, of an apartment in the Ocean Club at Praia da Luz (Lagos) remains unsolved. The investigation continues based on indirect evidence and runs at the taste of bureaucracy, but also of time and willingness of several British authorities who have cooperated with the PJ.
If, in fact, the British girl with green eyes died in the apartment – as the evidence points out – the truth …