The Portuguese TV Stations SIC (our "The Sun" in the Maddie saga) and RTP (our BBC) have reported that the Portuguese Higher Court has considered as invalid the injunction placed by the McCanns against the SALE (they never, ever contested the content) of Amaral's book.
I told you that it was their greatest mistake in picking the Portuguese Justice for the battleground to fight Amaral.
Much more to come... Rats, do start to pack.Update: Before I pour myself a nice smooth brandy, and with sinful pleasure dive into the various maggots' lairs for yet another fun reading (I do so much enjoy their lovely compliments, and I'll sure miss them when they, very soon, will rush back to wherever it is that rats like to hide), let me just show a first reaction from a dear friend of ours (hint: she was last seen in PdL saying goodbye to... PdL):
From the brazilian noticias.terra:
"A Portuguese Court today overturned a ban on the sale of the book on the Madeleine case by former investigator responsible for its investigation, Gonçalo Amaral, which connects the British child's parents to her hypothetical death.
The lawyer for the parents of Madeleine McCann, Elizabeth Duarte, confirmed with Efe the decision, contrary to the claims of her clients, that was issued today by Lisbon’s Appeal Court (Collective Board) after the appeal from the author.
The girl's mother, Kate McCann, called the court ruling "unbelievable," said the lawyer, who is studying possible measures to be adopted.
Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007 in southern Portugal and their parents have organized a worldwide campaign to find her, although Amaral suggests in his book, published one year later, that the girl may have died accidentally and that the corpse was hidden by the McCanns.
The work, "Maddie, the Truth Lies", was suspended on a precautionary basis in September 9, 2009 and the prohibition of sale in Portugal and other countries was confirmed on 18 February this year when the Civil Court of Lisbon gave reason to the complaint of defamation and damages filed by the parents.
With the appeal filed by former investigator upheld today by the Court of Appeal, the book can be re-marketed, the same way as other publications related to content such as DVD produced by a Portuguese television channel in collaboration with the author.
Amaral is also released from the ban to give lectures or speak publicly about his work. The former investigator, who retired because of the episode, could not prove the involvement of parents in the girl's disappearance.
On July 21, 2008, the Portuguese Attorney General closed the case and acquitted the McCanns."
Sorry, had to get out. Safety reasons, choked on the brandy.
Where it’s written: “In the ruling of the TRL, released this Tuesday and plays through the online edition of the Journal News, reads that the exercise of writing and publication of the book 'is contained in the constitutional rights guaranteed to all by the European Convention on Human Rights and by the Portuguese Constitution. " they're able to read that Portugal has turned itself against the European Convention on Human Rights.
Please do read again. It says the writing and publication of the book “is contained”, NOT, as you so wish to read “is against”…. and unlike all that you thought you had under control, this reality you can't bend to your taste...
I’m starting to believe that these people were REALLY able to see “an abduction”…
And now UK? What are you to do when YOUR citizens are reading that the book is not the incarnation of the devil itself?
Post Scriptum: I cannot let this moment pass by without recalling my friend IRONSIDE whose one of her biggest objectives, when she wrote here, was the restoration of Gonçalo Amaral's stolen dignity. In this particular fight, she was much a of fiercer soldier than I was.