13 Mar 2015

Lisbon Trial: Awaiting the Verdict

Many of you who have been following the trial will be aware of the fact that the deadline for all parties to deliver their legal arguments to the court ended on the 26th of February.

Legal arguments were delivered by several parties and now we await a verdict from the Judge.

Article 607 of the Portuguese Civil Process Code stipulates an indicative period of 30 days after the process is concluded by the Judge. While this is not a legal deadline but merely a recommendation, several jurists believe that this case will receive a relatively swift decision.

Judicial holidays over the Easter period (March 29-April 6, dates are inclusive) mean that no verdict will be issued during this interruption of the Courts' work.

We trust in Justice and serenely await the Judge's decision, in solidarity with Gonçalo Amaral.

For your ongoing support, we thank you very, very much.


  1. Fingers crossed for Snr Amaral, good luck sir.

  2. Anonymous1:27 pm

    If there is any Justice the verdict will be on the side of Goncalo Amaral. My very best wishes to him and hopefully he will be able to continue his life free from the chaos they have caused him.

  3. Anonymous1:58 pm

    May the truth be known and justice prevail.Best Wishes to Senor Amaral from Ireland.xx

  4. Anonymous2:18 pm

    Thank you, Astro. "..in solidarity with Gonçalo Amaral." !

  5. Anonymous3:09 pm

    I hope justice is done for Goncalo Ameral. It should never have proceeded this far. The Mccanns need putting in the place that Goncola Ameral has been for these last few year. He and his wife never left their daughter.

  6. Anonymous3:46 pm

    Sending support from Lincolnshire, UK . Feel so strongly in support of Goncalo - the side of truth and justice. So many of us in the UK are trying to show support.
    Thanks for the updates - if we are frustrated then I cant imagine how it must be for you

  7. Anonymous7:39 pm

    God bless you Dr Goncalo Amaral. You cared whereas others turned away.
    If justice is based on truth you will be victorious.

  8. Anonymous9:14 pm

    Mr Amaral , we here in the U.K. are rooting for you ,,Good Luck & God Bless. """ LET JUSTICE BE THINE """

  9. Anonymous9:48 pm

    I certainly hope Justice prevails. My very best wishes to Gonçalo Amaral. May you be victorious.
    Eu certamente espero que a justiça prevaleça. Meus melhores votos para Gonçalo Amaral. Que você seja vitorioso.

  10. Anonymous10:07 pm

    Good luck to you Snr Amaral, may justice be on your side. An extraordinary man who has suffered so much, your country should be proud of you.

  11. Anonymous5:50 am

    Good Luck to Gonçalo Amaral, although if the facts are believed he should not need it !

  12. i really hope he wins this and counter sues them horrible people and take them to the level he took them ,,maybe then someone somewhere will finally say right the mcs time is up ,,

  13. Anonymous5:11 pm

    Take heart Mr. Amaral!

    The Portuguese Community is London is unanimous in the support of your constitutional right to an opinion - and an expert opinion at that - and totally against the McCanns' attempt to re-address their dubious image - by means of a global multi-million reputation management campaign and repressive legal rhetoric apparatus which, for years, have been trying to denigrate and destroy you instead!

    Suffice it to note the McCanns' international legal teams count, in London, with the co-operation of the prohibitively expensive Carter-Ruck - known here as the "hangmen"; and in Lisbon with the "Ordem dos Advogados" very best. Seasoned and ruthless "legionnaires" such as Rogério Alves and Isabel Duarte - not to mention "side-kicks" such as Marinho "Photoshop" Pinto and his "madcap" nephew, Marcos Aragão Correia, but I digress.

    How the Portuguese Government was naive enough to the point of allowing Scotland Yard "blockbuster pseudo-investigative productions" in Portugal on behalf of the McCanns' completely by passes all of us - particularly in view of the political associations of Clarence "Mickey Mouse" Mitchell (the McCanns' spokesperson) with David Cameron (who ordered the "review" of the Portuguese investigation) - and we are not even mentioning the role (if any) of Rebekha Brooks (former editor of the Sun), her husband Charlie Brooks (old friend of David Cameron), Matthew Freud (of the Chipping Norton set), Rupert Murdoch's media empire and others!

    Hang in there Mr. Amaral! No matter how long it will take. Revenge is a dish best served cold.



  14. Anonymous10:43 am

    Wishing for Truth and Justice, Dr. Amaral, God Bless you.

  15. Anonymous11:20 am

    As long as the UK arent sticking their nose in and trying to sway the verdict in favour of the McCouple....

  16. Anonymous9:01 am

    Good luck Sir..I hope justice prevails.

  17. Anonymous2:03 pm

    good wishes and a speedy verdict in Snr Amaral,s favour as he has done nothing wrong and deserves peace from the mccanns.

  18. Anonymous11:10 am

    Walk tall, hold your head up, and be assured all in the UK who have delved into this case have the utmost respect for you!!! Take care.

  19. Anonymous7:39 pm

    I'm hoping we will hear about the verdict soon. Having read the witness statements, Mr Amaral should receive justice. Let's hope justice prevails and Portugal continues to resist the pressures being brought to bear on this case.

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  21. Anonymous6:31 pm

    Hoping for a successful outcome for Sr Amaral who has suffered so much!
    All the very best to you and your family.

  22. Anonymous6:57 pm

    We are waiting for justice, so many of us. Hopefully it will come sooner rather than later and I hope it doesn't take good luck, only good sense

  23. Anonymous9:02 am

    Good luck sir, you have my utmost respect, stay strong truth will be on your side.

  24. Anonymous5:30 pm

    Je suis Goncalo #jesuisgoncalo

  25. Anonymous7:12 am

    Shocked at result . Stay strong , appeal , and - counter claim . We are behind you .

  26. Anonymous11:10 pm

    I'm absolutely astounded at the result. This can't be right, most definitely evil is at work here. Sr Amaral You have my utmost respect, please try to stay strong.

  27. Anonymous12:13 am

    Thinking of you very much at this time Mr Amaral. Please stay strong.