Today, the 15th of June, my appeal against the sentence that has recently been produced in the trial concerning my book, "Maddie, A Verdade da Mentira", was filed at the Civil Court of Lisbon.
Now I serenely await the Appellate Court's decision, reaffirming my confidence in Portuguese Justice.
The wave of solidarity that was generated to support me has been very moving and makes me feel extremely humble. I am so very grateful to each and every one of you, who have supported me and continue to do so; none of this would have been possible without you.
Winston Churchill said: "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope."
Truth is also simple. It is truth that guides me, and it will continue to do so, in its simplicity and greatness.
Thank you very much.
Gonçalo de Sousa Amaral