20 Nov 2009

Press Release – Defence Fund

For Immediate Release

The movement ‘Citizens in Defence of Rights and Freedoms – Project Justice Gonçalo Amaral’ formally announces the creation of a defence fund by means of a solidarity account to support citizen Gonçalo Amaral, who has been deprived of his civil right to free expression.

Freedom of expression is an inalienable constitutional right, for which the Portuguese people have fought hard, and that cannot be placed at stake, namely when it is exercised with responsibility and with civility.

Citizen Gonçalo Amaral presently finds himself in the front line of a struggle for freedom of expression. An unequal struggle, in which the parties have access to disparate financial resources – citizen Gonçalo Amaral is forced to exhaust all and any personal resources that he may possess, and which are manifestly insufficient to meet the expenses that are inherent to his defence.

His opponents, who are well aware of this limitation, and who are financed by third parties to place considerable resources at their disposal, risk little or nothing, and gamble everything to silence the former Judiciary Police coordinator.

Gonçalo Amaral desires nothing more than to see this matter duly clarified in a court of law, which is the only place where the material truth of facts can, and should, be established. And we, Portuguese citizens, will do anything to see that happen.

Both parties must have equal access to Justice, and to adequate legal representation. In this particular case, we see a need to create a legal defence fund, in order to ensure that citizen Gonçalo Amaral is given access to said equality.

Therefore, the citizens who wish to show their solidarity with this cause, may contribute with their support through a bank account at BPI – Banco Português de Investimento, Sete Rios branch, in Lisbon, with NIB: 0010 0000 438 0385 000 1 62; IBAN: PT 50 0010 0000 438 0385 000 1 62; Swift: BB PI PT PL.

The ‘Project Justice Gonçalo Amaral’ blog – www.pjga.blogspot.com – offers the possibility to donate using the PayPal system.

This action is subject to principles of full transparency and seriousness.

For equal Justice for all, in respect of civil rights and duties of Portuguese and European citizens.

For Truth and for Freedom.



For further information please contact Mr. Luís Arriaga on +351 92 501 19 69, or use the email projectojustica@gmail.com



13 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:37 pm

    HOW DARE THEY DO THIS TO A MAN WHO HAS PUT HIS LIFE ON HOLD TO BRING JUSTICE FOR MADELEINE! I AM ASHAMED TO BE BRITISH.

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  2. Anonymous8:17 am

    That is a big truth. We must give a financial help to the man.So,he can go to the court.

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  3. Amaral must be allowed a voice as Madeleines can no longer be heard.

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  4. I applaud all of you at Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral! I cannot physically attend the Rally on the 11th of December 09 however my thoughts will be with you and I am sending good wishes to you all. Especially Dr GA and everyone connected to him.

    Dr Gonçalo Amaral your banned book has enlightened me, thank you. Imo the Censorship of this book reflects the McC's lack of confidence in themselves.

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  5. Anonymous10:29 am

    BEM HAJA JOANA. UM DOS QUATRO ADVOGADOS DO GONÇALO AMARAL DISSE QUE ESTÁ A TRABALHAR DE GRAÇA E QUE AS CUSTAS DESTE PROCESSO DE LISBOA PODEM CHEGAR AOS 6000 EUROS. ENTRETANTO, HÁ MAIS PROCESSOS NA CALHA... E ENTRE PETIÇÕES E RECURSOS O CASO VAI ARRASTAR-SE NOS TRIBUNAIS DURANTE MUITOS ANOS. O QUE EU PERGUNTO É SE JÁ HÁ UMA ESTIMATIVA DE QUANTO É QUE O GONÇALO AMARAL VAI PRECISAR PARA TANTAS DESPESAS JUDICIAIS E TANTOS ADVOGADOS.. OBRIGADO, BEM HAJA

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  6. Caro(a) Anónimo, Gonçalo Amaral só tem um advogado, o DR. António Cabrita que não está a defender o Gonçalo Amaral pro bono como foi noticiado erradamente no tablóide 24 horas.

    As custas e taxas judiciais são indexadas ao valor de 1,2 milhões de Euros, o que significa que os valores das custas só para enfrentar a injunção que proibiu o livro 'Maddie, A Verdade da Mentira' de ser vendido o próprio autor de falar sobre o que consta no mesmo, nunca serão 6 000 euros, o número aproxima-se mais dos 40. 000 euros e só para esta fase.

    A acção principal terá custos ainda mais elevados que nenhum cidadão Português reformado consegue sustentar, daí termos criado no PJGA uma conta de solidariedade de forma a que o Gonçalo Amaral possa defender-se em Tribunal.

    Peço-lhe para ler 'Perguntas Frequente' http://pjga.blogspot.com/2009/12/perguntas-frequentes.html onde encontrará mais informações sobre este assunto.

    Obrigada, melhores cumprimentos

    Joana Morais

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  7. Anonymous7:09 pm

    I have read the book online English version and I am fully behind Goncalo Amaral and this project for justice. I have always thought that the McCanns were being evasive that the campaign led by them was solely for their benefit and not for the benefit of finding Maddie. I am appalled having read through the files in the book at the McCanns seemingly total lack of support and total lack of compliance in answering relevant and important questions about the events of that night. Thank you Dr Amaral for bringing this to the attention of the British public many of whom I am now sure have questions relating to the case they would like the McCanns to answer.

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  8. Anonymous2:11 am

    What a way to treat a man, and a country whose people did all they could to find your chid. They have no shame, and are prepared to ruin anyone who stands in the way of their pact/story.First his livliehood,etc and all very shady,

    This is a cause worth fighting for and Snr Amaral deserves all support we can give him.Us who dare to ask questions.
    Their story gets worse by the day.I am embarred to look at them.Smirking GMC gets lawyers paid by his fund.Why not help Snr Amaral?Poor Madeleine depending on those two nuts.
    The judge must have been got at by the powers that be!!

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  9. Anonymous2:17 pm

    God bless everyone who is fighting for this man's fight against evil, an evil in this world which remains hidden. This evil is actively protected by secret societies networked around the world, they are organised and protect their own. Many of them are in high-level jobs, in the police and the legal and justice systems. The evil I speak of is paedophila. They thrive on the fact that no one will talk about it as it's too horrible to contemplate, and yet, it is going on right under our noses.

    I wish you all the very best and will contribute to your fund, and will recommend to others they do the same. We must fight this evil!

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  10. I have been shocked and horrified by the extreme viciousness of the McCann's assault on S.Amoral. I feel sure now that their action against him in the courts will fail. Their case has been destroyed by their own actions. They have shown themselves to be liars many times over, in fact Kate McCann has admitted in her book that they resorted to lying when they felt they had no choice. And the reason for that self-confessed lie? To prevent the British public from learning that they were being investigated. They lied under oath at the Leveson Inquiry where they were complaining about their treatment at the hands of the very British press whose services they courted shamelessly immediately on the night their daughter disappeared BEFORE calling the police.
    From the very beginning it is they who have 'harmed the search for Madeleine'. If Kate knew 'without a shadow of a doubt' that her daughter had been abducted why did they delay calling the police for so long? And why was that call when it eventually came not made to the emergency number instead of which it was a call to a non-priority number which guaranteed police would not respond with the necessary urgency?

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  11. Anonymous8:58 pm

    These two are pure evil

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  12. Anonymous4:16 pm

    there must be someting that we as a group can do to help this man. i know a fund has been set up to help with court fees and thats brilliant, but maybe we could get messages directly to this man, make him know he has thousands of people behind him.

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  13. Dear Mr Amaral, I do admire your honesty, courage and tenacity.
    Maddie deserves that we support you in every way we can. Lies crumble and reveal truth, only truth can be proven.

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