Was Clement Freud part of a paedophile ring?

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2008 McCanns’ spokesman to join Freud Communications

 
The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell is joining Freud Communications as a consultant.
http://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogspot.com/2008/07/good-example-of-news-manipulation-or.html
…prior to becoming spokesman for the McCanns, Clarence Mitchell had been working under Tony Blair as Director of the Government’s Media Monitoring Unit, which by his own admission controls what comes out in the media.

Before that of course he’d been a BBC reporter, working on many prominent cases, such as Fred and Rosemary West, the Death of Diana and the Murder of Jill Dando, the latter 2 whilst he was a Royal Correspondent. [5]

Clarence Mitchell was one of the first reporters to arrive at Gowan Avenue, Fulham in south west London, when the immensely popular BBC TV presenter Jill Dando was shot dead in a murder many feel has never been satisfactorily explained.

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Freudian slip?

In an article published on 14 June 2016, Craig Murray described how commenters on his blog had directly caused the exposure of the late Clement Freud as a paedophile.[3] Murray wrote:

“It then all went quiet for a year before ITV contacted me this morning to tell me the story was running.
“It is hard to know what to make of Freud owning a holiday villa close to where Madeleine McCann disappeared. Clement was apparently not in Portugal at the time. When you add in the fact that the McCanns’ sleazy ‘spokesman’, Clarence Mitchell, works for Freud’s son Matthew, the coincidences do add up.[4] I am not jumping to any conclusions at present. But I found the following fascinating:
“Clement Freud assured Kate McCann she had nothing to fear from the cadaver dogs giving a positive response inside the McCann’s hire car, hired after Madeleine ‘disappeared’. They had no evidential value. ‘So what are they going to do? One bark for yes, two barks for no?’ asked Freud.”[5]
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Look what just appeared on the Sun’s message board

The statement of Dr Katherine Zacharias Gaspar made to Leicestershire Police on 16 May 2007:

One night, when all the adults, that is, from those couples I have mentioned above, were all sitting around on a patio outside the house where we were all staying. We had been eating and drinking ‘Berbers’.

I was sitting between Gerry and Dave and I think both were talking about Madeleine. I can’t remember the conversation in its entirety, but they seemed to be discussing a particular scenario. I remember Dave saying to Gerry something about ‘she’, meaning Madeleine, ‘would do this’.

“While he mentioned the word ‘this’, Dave was doing the action of sucking one of his fingers, pushing it in and out of his mouth, while with his other hand he was doing a circle around his nipple, with a circular movement around his clothes. This was done in a provocative way. There seemed to be an explicit insinuation about what he was saying and doing. I remember being shocked by that. I always felt it was something very weird and that it was not something anyone should say or do. I looked at Gerry, and also at Dave, to gauge their reactions.

“I looked around as if saying: “Did someone else hear that, or was it just me?”. The conversations stopped for a moment, then we all began conversing again. Moreover, I remember Dave doing the same thing on another occasion. In saying this, I want to mention once again that it was during a conversation in which he was talking about an imaginary scenario, although I’m not sure. He again stuck one of his fingers in and out of his mouth and with the other hand he once again drew a circle around his nipple in a provocative and sexual way. I think he was referring to the way she, that is, his daughter Lily, would behave or what she would do. I think he did this later during this same holiday.

Clement Freud Emails between ‘paedophile’ Clement Freud and Madeleine McCann’s parents to be probed for child sex abuse inquiry

20 Jun 2016

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/emails-between-paedophile-clement-freud-8234088

“Why Do Podesta and His Brother Look So Much Like the Suspect Drawings in the Madeleine McCann Disappearance Case?”

Nov 14 2016

As the creep factor for the Podesta brothers continues to rise following a slew of disturbing Wikileaks revelations, this picture is now making it’s way around social media in various forms.

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One is a picture of Hillary campaign chair John with his brother Tony Podesta, one of the top lobbyists in DC; the other is of a police sketch made of men wanted in the 2007 abduction of Madeleine McCann.

Here’s another. Notice anything?

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Little Madeleine McCann disappeared out of her bed while her family was vacationing in Portugal in 2007, a place the Podesta family is known to vacation to according to other Wikileaks emails like this one.

Others have pointed out the police sketches above were really of just one suspect initially, not two… but it is also two sketches from two different witnesses, so that doesn’t prove anything about how many perpetrators there actually were.

Still, the portraits side-by-side are uncanny, and on top of the mountain of other disturbing evidence, for some people this is just one too many coincidences.

Not only that, but a DDoS attack was reportedly initiated against sleuths on 4Chan at the same time new information on the McCann case was being released

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Does she think Freud was part of a ring?

Of course,‘ she says. 

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He was great friends with Rolf Harris, shared an office with Cyril Smith and had a villa right there for 25 years – an area where a number of paedophiles were living and where Madeleine disappeared.

Praia da Luz – “Lots of important people are linked to Praia da Luz and its neighbourhood.

Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Clement Freud, Robert Murat, Hunter Davies, Paul McCartney, Philip Edmonds…

Philip Edmonds was at Praia da Luz in Portugal when Madeleine McCann disappeared. 
Philip Edmonds is the nephew of Margaret Hodge. 
“Margaret Hodge is the UK politician who has been accused of covering-up the child abuse scandal in the London borough of Islington.”

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Why on earth put a 100yr block on alleged abduction of Madeleine McCann if  authorities not hiding something big?

Why did this 82-year-old man befriend the McCanns out of the blue? The Freud I knew wouldn’t engage with you unless he really wanted to. Why did he invite them round and cook for them? Why, after their long search, did he stay in touch with them?

‘Could it be he wanted to know the ins and outs of what was going on, and the only way he could do that was by having direct contact with the parents?’

Vicky reported Freud’s abuse to the NSPCC, who contacted Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into sexual allegations sparked by Jimmy Savile — but Vicky says an ‘awful policewoman’ told her: ‘This happened years ago. He’s dead now. What do you want me to do about it?’

Two years later she tried again, after hearing yet another desperate appeal for information from Kate McCann.

Somerset police passed her allegations to the force in Suffolk, where the incident had taken place, and Vicky was told the matter would be passed to the team involved with Madeleine’s disappearance. But, again, Freud wasn’t investigated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3647464/How-Clement-Freud-raped-m-CERTAIN-knew-happened-Maddie-Tortured-victim-groomed-paedophile-MP-age-14-says-wouldn-t-surprised-linked-disappearance.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

 

s nephew was with the the week of Madeleine’s abduction

MADELEINE McCANN; CLEMENT FREUD; WORLDWIDE RING

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/06/madeleine-mccann-clement-freud.html

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The Goddard Inquiry, which is examining claims of a Westminster paedophile ring, declined to say whether Sir Clement would form part of its investigations. 

http://www.ethiogrio.com/news/world-news/46407-former-liberal-mp-clement-freud-molested-girls-as-young-as-10-itv-exposure-reveals.html

MIRROR WORLD EXCLUSIVE

What really happened the night Maddie disappeared

 The ex-carer, who worked for travel firm Mark Warner at the the Ocean Club resort  told how Madeleine was a favourite among the child minders. Her allocated nanny was Catriona Baker, but others also got the chance to look after her.

While the Ocean Club was clearly popular with British holidaymakers like the McCanns, from Rothley, Leics, the former child minder claimed it was considered an unsafe place for those who worked there.

After she arrived she was stunned when a fellow nanny passed on a message from hotel staff to never venture off the site alone.

She added: “I just couldn’t get over how different it was to other Mark Warner resorts.

“We were told, ‘Here’s a rape whistle, don’t go anywhere by yourself, ever.’

There’d been a girl attacked the year or so before in Praia da Luz. It didn’t sound like a family resort to me.

“I just got the feeling the locals didn’t want us there.” It emerged in 2014 that 11 years earlier a 10-year-old British girl had been sexually assaulted “in the heart” of Praia da Luz.

The victim came forward three years ago after a Scotland Yard appeal revealed a string of potentially linked sex assaults on young UK girls across the Algarve between 2004 and 2006.

Mark Warner, which operates in resorts all over the world, quit Praia da Luz in 2015.

The woman claimed local police  took 90 minutes to arrive on the scene.

The serious assault took place in Praia da Luz in 2005, two years before Madeleine was snatched.

It is one of 18 Algarve villa break-ins by a prowling paedophile who British police are now potentially linking to Madeleine

“The fact we’ve now got an assault that is in the heart of Praia da Luz means we are even more interested in this as part of the inquiry. This offence takes us into the resort so it is very significant.”

The new victim came forward following a fresh appeal last month when detectives revealed a string of break-ins across the Algarve, which included sex attacks on British girls aged between six and 12 from 2004 to 2006.

Before March, Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange was aware of 12 break-ins and four sex assaults. Now they are aware of six new break-ins including five new sex assaults.

Of the break-ins, which took place between 2004 and 2010, three happened at Praia de Luz, five in Carvoeiro, nine in the Albufeira district and one in Vilamoura.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/madeleine-mccann-cops-discover-girl-3448542

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His early life

The grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and brother of artist Lucian, Clement was born in Berlin in 1924, but fled to Britain with his Jewish family when the Nazis came to power.

After the war he trained as a chef at London’s Dorchester (Bramall & McAlpine), before being made manager of the glamorous Martinez Hotel in Cannes.

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During the Second World War Clement Freud joined the Royal Ulster Rifles and served in the ranks.

He acted as an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

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The “revelations” that Montgomery preferred the company of young staff officers to that of women have been around for a long time, and Hamilton himself referred to Monty’s “romantic friendships with young boys” in the original book, specifically the 12-year-old Swiss lad Lucien Trueb “who engaged Monty’s affectionate attention”.

The question Hamilton is really posing now is not whether Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein was gay, but whether he was a repressed paedophile.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4260024/The-third-sex-that-sustained-the-Empire.html

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Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10796546/Cyril-Smith-admitted-spanking-and-touching-boys-but-I-let-him-stay-says-Lord-Steel.html

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PAEDO PEER Ex Lib Dem leader Lord Steel unmasked as backer for sex fiend Sir Clement Freud’s knighthood

21st August 2016

Steel also to blame for getting gong for child abuser Sir Cyril Smith

PAEDOPHILE Sir Clement Freud was nominated for a knighthood by ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Steel, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.

The evil pair, who shared a Commons office, were both awarded knighthoods in the space of 12 months between 1987 and 1988 after Steel proposed them.

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Revealed: Ex-chief constable who says Cyril Smith cover-up went right to the top

  • Retired police chief reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ of Cyril Smith’s crimes
  • Former head of Lancashire Police, Albert Laugharne, says it was ordered by a top official 
  • Albert Laugharne is highest ranking ex-officer to give details of a cover-up
  • Claims follow revelations on how Smith’s powerful friends hid his abuse

A retired chief constable has revealed that a ‘sinister cover-up’ of the crimes of paedophile MP Cyril Smith was ordered by a top official working for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Albert Laugharne, former Chief Constable of Lancashire Police, said that in the 1970s he was asked to lie about the politician’s alleged sexual abuse of a boy.

This newspaper has been told that a surveillance squad targeting a paedophile ring providing rent boys for orgies photographed Leon Brittan entering premises where the parties were believed to have been held on at least two occasions. At the time he was a minister in the Home Office.

A planned raid was called off at the last moment, allegedly on orders from senior Met command. Photographs and papers that could have been used as evidence then went missing, one officer who was part of the surveillance team has alleged.

This newspaper has been told that a surveillance squad targeting a paedophile ring providing rent boys for orgies photographed Leon Brittan entering premises where the parties were believed to have been held on at least two occasions. At the time he was a minister in the Home Office.

A planned raid was called off at the last moment, allegedly on orders from senior Met command. Photographs and papers that could have been used as evidence then went missing, one officer who was part of the surveillance team has alleged.

told to hand over all evidence they had gathered on Smith — including notebooks and incriminating video film — and to say nothing more of the affair.

If they did speak out they might be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act.

Mr Laugharne was given, he says, a clear indication that Smith enjoyed special privileges as a predatory paedophile VIP.

Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP at the time that the then Lancashire police chief Albert Laugharne was told by his office to shut up about Smith.

Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP is dead, Cyril Smith andLeon  Brittan are dead, as is Willie Whitelaw who had, while Home Secretary in 1980, allegedly blocked a police investigation into a Westminster paedophile ring.

However, former Met boss Sir David McNee is still with us.

Smith had been investigated by Lancashire police at least four times by then, going back to the Sixties. The investigations were all halted.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3004934/Ex-chief-constable-says-Cyril-Smith-cover-went-right-top.html

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Lord David Steel (left) put Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (right) … for a knighthood, despite being told of abuse allegations against him.

The politician, now Lord Steel, was made aware of the reports that Smith had sexually abused young boys in his hometown of Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1979.       

But dismissed the allegations – claiming: ‘All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

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Steel’s support was given even after he was told of allegations that Smith had abused kids.

The Cabinet Office had refused to tell us who had proposed Freud for a knighthood in 1987.

But after we appealed, Whitehall caved in and last week confirmed the mystery sponsor’s identity as Lord Steel.

At the time Lord Steel wrote a glowing obituary, calling him “one of those rare characters who managed to excel in several spheres”.

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Heard the one about a couple ‘not cleared’; their paedophile pal; and their friend (David Steel) on the Privy Council?

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Lord David Steel attends Sir Clement Freud’s Funeral at St Bride’s Church, on April 24, 2009 in London, England.

His funeral service was held at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street and was attended by a host of personalities from the media and entertainment industry including Bono, Richard Curtis, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons as well as several representatives from Westminster, such as then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, then-Shadow Chancellor George Osborne and former Liberal party leader David Steel.

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When Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe was engulfed in scandal over allegations he had tried to have his homosexual lover killed to silence him, Freud was one of his few colleagues to publically stand by him.

It was Freud who helped him compose his letter of resignation at his St John’s Wood home

Among his charity work he was president of the Down’s Children Association and also former secretary of the Refugee Children’s Fund.


Stephen Fry said Sir Clement was ‘a real Soho figure’ during the 1950s and 1960s and knew all the girls of easy virtue,  the pimps and, of course, the restaurateurs, which is where he learnt his business as a chef.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/15/clement-freud-profile-the-life-and-times-of-one-of-britains-best/

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/stephen-fry-leads-missing-children-campaign-helped-by-bob-geldof/

 

Lord Bell. The s paid him £500,000 to keep them on the front pages of newspapers every day for a year.

On 19 November 1977 Bell was fined £50 for indecency. He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in full view of female passers-by.[4][5] He left Saatchi to found Lowe Howard-Spink & Bell (serving as deputy chairman) in 1985 and bought out part of it, which became his own agency, Lowe Bell Communications, in 1989,[3] and became Chairman of Chime Communications in 1994 (which included the Bell Pottinger Group).

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Clement Freud worked in the kitchen of Bramall’s Dorchester. Another coincidence?

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Dorchester Hotel

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/?s=dorchester+hotel

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Roy Jenkins, Cyril Smith, Shirley Williams, Clement Freud and David Steel at the Liberal Assembly in Llududno. Credit: Rex

Roy Jenkins with convicted child abuser Frank Beck  ( Janner)

Gyles Brandreth: the Clement Freud I knew

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Gyles Brandreth – part of Lord Longford’s porno junket – (which included Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richards)…

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Emma Freud ‘Pillow Talk’ interview with Jimmy Savile

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Stephen Fry at Sir Clement Freud funeral

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Geller and Matthew Freud – Clement Freud’s son Matthew Freud is listed in convicted paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s black book
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Geller at a 1985 garden party at the home of Clement Freud, MP

Clement Freud is related, on his mother’s side, to Uri Geller.

Geller has been photographed with a surprisingly large number of the reported top UK child abusers.

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Uri Geller with Arthur C Clarke.
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Uril Geller with Michael Jackson and Greville Janner

New Michael Jackson Lawsuit Alleges Child-Abuse Procurement Ring
A new lawsuit alleges Michael Jackson’s businesses were a front for grooming children to be abused

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The latest complaint, filed by a Jane Doe who alleges that she was abused by Jackson from 1986 to 1989, when she was aged 12 to 15, claims that Jackson secretly operated, “the most sophisticated public child sexual-abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known.”

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Michael Jackson child sex syndicate trial date set

March 13, 2017
Wade Robson received a trial date Monday for his blockbuster claims Michael Jackson and his inner circle operated the most elaborate child sex syndicate “the world has known.”The choreographer, who says he was just 5 years old when he first met the King of Pop, is set to begin his negligence trial against the late singer’s companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures on March 5, 2018, a Los Angeles judge said.A Robson lawyer said the next 12 months will be spent “gaining access to the materials needed for a much-anticipated trial.”“We look forward to completing that discovery and disclosing to the public, through trial, the full extent of Michael Jackson’s serial sexual abuse of children, which was facilitated through his companies MJJ Productions and Ventures,” lawyer Vince Finaldi said in a statement.An attorney for the companies, meanwhile, said he doesn’t believe the case will make it that far.“My opinion is that summary judgment will be granted in this case and there won’t be any trial, but the court did set a trial date for a year away just in case,” lawyer Howard Weitzman told the Daily News.Robson, who has worked for Britney Spears and N’Sync and appeared as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is one of three plaintiffs making similar claims in related lawsuits against Jackson’s companies.

The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”

Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, cover travel expenses and shower the youngsters with gifts.

“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi previously told The News. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”

The amended complaint, obtained by The News, added new negligence claims to his suit against the two companies.

Robson claims he was brought into Jackson’s orbit as a small child in the late 1980s after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.

Two years later, a Jackson assistant contacted his family about meeting with The Gloved One and staying at Neverland during a trip to Los Angeles, he says.

The assistant served as Jacko’s “madam” or “procurer,” his filing states.

During that visit, Jackson allegedly sexually abused Robson. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty and Jackson lost interest, according to the complaint.

During the pop icon’s 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, Robson denied he had been sexually abused. He later recanted, saying it took intensive therapy for him to come to terms with the abuse.

In 2013, Robson’s initial claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he’d waited too long to sue. He is now pursuing the separate civil claims against Jackson’s companies.

A source in Jackson’s camp called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-child-sex-syndicate-trial-date-set-article-1.2996883?cid=bitly

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Uri Geller with Michael Jackson, Paul Boateng and David Blaine

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‘Kidnapped boy, Martin Allen, may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,’ say police

Geller’s Kensington Apts

https://www.scribd.com/document/49221738/A-Meeting-With-Uri-Geller


Freud’s wife Jill:

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3641755/Clement-Freud-child-abuser-Former-Liberal-MP-molested-girls-young-10-TV-documentary-reveals-two-victims-tell-pain.html

 

Why did Tony Blair and Gordon Brown rush MI5 to Portugal to ‘help’ the McCanns, and why were they demanding all photographs from everyone there?

Mar 17 2017

? The information put together by Richard D Hall is quite amazing. In this part of his investigation, he examines why the British government showed such intense interest in the alleged abduction of Madeleine McCann. It does make you wonder who else might have been involved. Was there someone very high up in British politics present in Portugal during Madeleine McCann’s ‘disappearance’? Blair or Brown possibly?


Portuguese prosecutors “never concluded McCanns were innocent”

February 09, 2017

Newly released legal papers show that Portugal’s supreme court does not consider Kate and Gerry McCann in the clear over their missing daughter.

Former police chief Goncalo Amaral

As the 10th anniversary of Madeline’s disappearance nears, the McCanns, of Rothley, are still fighting for their reputation, having just suffered another defeat in their attempt to sue former police chief Goncalo Amaral, who accused them of being responsible for Madeleine dying.

The supreme court of Portugal recently ruled Mr Amaral’s “right to freedom of expression” was worthy of greater protection than the couple’s “right to honour”.

Now the court has released the full version of its decision, which includes the observation that just because no criminal case is ongoing, does not mean that the McCanns are definitely innocent.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/portuguese-prosecutors-never-concluded-mccanns-were-innocent/story-30124763-detail/story.html#T6g4s6yLVYsOKEws.99

Kate and Gerry McCann ‘not formally in the clear’ over daughter Madeleine’s disappearance

The couple were ruled out as formal suspects, or “arguidos”, back in 2008 due to lack of evidence – but in court papers released today, judges have said this does not equate to a ruling of ­innocence

9 FEB 2017

Kate and Gerry McCann have been dealt another cruel blow as a Portuguese court failed to put them in the clear over the disappearance of daughter Madeleine.

The couple were ruled out as formal suspects, or “arguidos”, back in 2008 – but in newly released court papers, judges have specified that this does not equate to a ruling of ­innocence.

It will add to the McCanns’ torment, after the same judges ruled against the couple last week in a legal battle with the police officer who led the hunt for their daughter.

The couple sued ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral after he wrote a book claiming they were responsible for Madeleine’s “death” in May 2007.

But he fought the case and Portugal’s Supreme Court sided with him.

In the 76-page ruling on the case – made public – they also said the archiving in 2008 of the criminal case into Madeline’s ­disappearance does not prove the McCanns are innocent.

They wrote: “It should not be said that the appellants were cleared via the ruling announcing the archiving of the criminal case.”

While the judges said it would be wrong to draw any inferences about the couple’s guilt or innocence from the decision, they noted that the case was not shelved because prosecutors believed that Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, were innocent – but due to a lack of evidence.

They wrote: “That ruling was not made in virtue of Portugal’s Public Prosecution Service having acquired the conviction that the appellants hadn’t committed a crime.

“The archiving of the case was determined by the fact that public prosecutors hadn’t managed to obtain sufficient evidence of the practice of crimes by the appellants.

The court concluded that the archiving of the case should not be seen as proof the McCanns are not guilty, stating: “It doesn’t therefore seem acceptable that the ruling, based on the insufficiency of evidence, should be equated to proof of innocence.”

McCanns lose again in Maddie book row

KATE and Gerry McCann have lost another court battle in their bid to silence claims they faked their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

Mar 23, 2017

A Portuguese supreme court judge has again backed local ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral’s right to make the allegation in his book about the case.

The publication, The Truth Of The Lie, sensationally claims Gerry, 48, and Kate McCann, 49, faked missing Madeleine’s abduction.

The couple, whose daughter vanished during a family holiday on the Portuguese Algarve in 2007, now have only the European Court of Human Rights to go to in their battle with Mr Amaral

The McCanns launched an appeal last month after the Portuguese supreme court ruled they had not proved they were innocent of involvement.

But after hearing their nine-page complaint, the supreme court has again backed Mr Amaral.

Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, who have warned they will sue if The Truth Of The Lie is sold in Britain, said after yesterday’s court’s ruling: “It is obviously extremely disappointing.”

The McCanns still hope that their eldest daughter, who would now be 13, is alive despite being missing for close to a decade.

The Met Police’s Operation Grange investigation into the case has cost over £12million.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/782719/Kate-and-Gerry-McCann-lose-another-court-battle

 

How the Daily Mirror reported the court case

The damming document means suspicion still hangs over the heads of the McCanns, who have always claimed their innocence.

It was released after the court decided Amaral’s “right to freedom of expression” was worthy of greater protection than the couple’s “right to honour”.

Amaral, 57, was ordered to pay the couple £360,000 in damages in 2015 for claims he made in The Truth Of The Lie.

He said the McCanns faked Madeline’s abduction after she “died” in their holiday apartment. Amaral claimed his work was based on publicly available police and court files on the case. Kate described the book as “devastating and distressing”.

Amaral successfully overturned the ruling against him last April and the McCanns lodged a Supreme Court appeal.

But judges decided Amaral’s claims were “within admissible limits in a democratic and open society”. It means Kate and Gerry, both 48, face having to pay Amaral’s legal bills and could even be sued by him.

The McCanns may take the case to the European courts, but legal experts say they must prove they have a valid reason of appeal before any hearing would be even considered.

Madeline vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz as her parents ate at a nearby restaurant. Detectives are said to be working on a theory that she was kidnapped by a European trafficking gang.

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