15 Jun 2015

A Note of Gratitude

Dear friends,

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

Nota de Agradecimento

Caros amigos,

Hoje, dia 15 de Junho, deu entrada no Tribunal Cível de Lisboa o meu recurso de apelação contra a sentença anteriormente proferida no julgamento relativo ao meu livro, "Maddie, A Verdade da Mentira".

Resta-me aguardar serenamente a decisão do Tribunal da Relação, reiterando a minha confiança na Justiça portuguesa.

A onda de solidariedade que se gerou para me apoiar foi emocionante e faz-me sentir uma enorme humildade. Aqui fica o meu agradecimento pessoal a cada um de vós, que me apoiaram e continuam a apoiar; sem a vossa ajuda, nada disto teria sido possível.  

Winston Churchill disse: "Todas as grandes coisas são simples. E muitas podem ser expressas numa só palavra: liberdade; justiça; honra; dever; piedade; esperança." 

Também a verdade é simples. É a verdade que me conduz, e continuará a conduzir, na sua simplicidade e grandeza.

Muito obrigado.

Gonçalo de Sousa Amaral

Update: Appeal filed

Gonçalo Amaral's appeal in the civil case that has been presented against him by the McCann family has been filed this morning.

Thank you to each and every one of you that has shown support for Mr Amaral. There are no words to adequately express our gratitude.

We will keep you updated on any developments.

Thank you so very much.

12 Jun 2015

GoFundMe Page & Donations

Dear friends,

Just a short note to clarify that donations that have been received via the GoFundMe page which was set up by Leanne Baulch have been received directly - and continue to be received directly - into the BPI bank account that Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral has used since 2009 to channel support towards Mr Amaral's defence costs.

Please allow us to use this opportunity to, once again, thank you for your support, which has been received by Gonçalo Amaral in many wonderful ways, from all over the world.

We will update you on the appeal proceedings as soon as there are developments.

Thank you, as ever.