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 In October 2008, a Portuguese lawyer, Marcos Correia brought charges against Dr. Amaral of having ordered and participated in beating a false confession out of Leonor Cipriano, a woman now serving a long jail term for murdering her own daughter (which she claimed had been abducted). Mr Amaral was found not guilty of these by a court in June 2009 but he was found guilty of (allegedly) ‘filing a false report’. In October 2008, a Portuguese lawyer, Marcos Correia brought charges against Dr. Amaral of having ordered and participated in beating a false confession out of Leonor Cipriano, a woman now serving a long jail term for murdering her own daughter (which she claimed had been abducted). Mr Amaral was found not guilty of these by a court in June 2009 but he was found guilty of (allegedly) ‘filing a false report’.
  
-see at ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id176.html|The Joana Cipriano Case]]: Just 17 days after Madeleine is reported missing, the UK press seek to connect the two cases...+see at ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id176.htm|The Joana Cipriano Case]]: Just 17 days after Madeleine is reported missing, the UK press seek to connect the two cases...
  
 This came by arranging an old case to come up again: This came by arranging an old case to come up again:
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 **2004, 12 September** – Mother of Joana Cipriano, from Figueira, reports that her daughter is missing, possibly abducted 2004, October – G.A. becomes senior detective investigating the disappearance of Joana Cipriano. **2004, October** – Arrests Leonor Cipriano and João Cipriano on suspicion of murdering Joana Cipriano. **2005** – Shortly before her trial, Leonor Cipriano claims that Gonçalo Amaral and four detectives beat a confession out of her and tortured her (those claims resurface in 2007). **2005, 11 November** - Leonor Cipriano and João Cipriano found guilty by a Lisbon court of murdering Joana and sentenced to jail terms of 19 years 2 months and 20 years and 4 months respectively. The Supreme Court later reduced these to sentences of 16 years apiece. **2004, 12 September** – Mother of Joana Cipriano, from Figueira, reports that her daughter is missing, possibly abducted 2004, October – G.A. becomes senior detective investigating the disappearance of Joana Cipriano. **2004, October** – Arrests Leonor Cipriano and João Cipriano on suspicion of murdering Joana Cipriano. **2005** – Shortly before her trial, Leonor Cipriano claims that Gonçalo Amaral and four detectives beat a confession out of her and tortured her (those claims resurface in 2007). **2005, 11 November** - Leonor Cipriano and João Cipriano found guilty by a Lisbon court of murdering Joana and sentenced to jail terms of 19 years 2 months and 20 years and 4 months respectively. The Supreme Court later reduced these to sentences of 16 years apiece.
  
-**2007** – Two years after the case was closed and brought successfull to trial, the Public Prosecutor’s Official in charge of the criminal investigation against the Ciprianos decides now to accuse Gonçalo Amaral and the other four detectives of the beating of Leonor Cipriano, but carefully concealed the fact that in a series of identity parades, Leonor Cipriano couldn’t identify any of her alleged aggressors. (see ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id248.html|McCannFiles]])+**2007** – Two years after the case was closed and brought successfull to trial, the Public Prosecutor’s Official in charge of the criminal investigation against the Ciprianos decides now to accuse Gonçalo Amaral and the other four detectives of the beating of Leonor Cipriano, but carefully concealed the fact that in a series of identity parades, Leonor Cipriano couldn’t identify any of her alleged aggressors. (see ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id248.htm|McCannFiles]])
  
 **2008** – G.A. resigns from the Portuguese Police force, forfeiting his police career and about one-third of his expected pension as a result. **2008** – G.A. resigns from the Portuguese Police force, forfeiting his police career and about one-third of his expected pension as a result.
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 **2010, October, 14th:** Lisbon Court decides in favour of G.A.  ​ **2010, October, 14th:** Lisbon Court decides in favour of G.A.  ​
  
-->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id344.html|Gonçalo Amaral'​s book can return to bookshops; Sol]] :„....In a decision that is dated Thursday last week, the Appeals Court judges have overturned the prohibition that had been decreed by the Lisbon Civil Courts, which forbade the distribution and sales of the book //​Maddie – The Truth of the Lie//, as well as interviews and television reports about said book, both in Portugal and abroad.+->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id344.htm|Gonçalo Amaral'​s book can return to bookshops; Sol]] :„....In a decision that is dated Thursday last week, the Appeals Court judges have overturned the prohibition that had been decreed by the Lisbon Civil Courts, which forbade the distribution and sales of the book //​Maddie – The Truth of the Lie//, as well as interviews and television reports about said book, both in Portugal and abroad.
  
 The McCann couple alleges that Gonçalo Amaral'​s book, as well as the interviews that he gave about it, prompt **//"​a serious and hardly reparable damage"//​ to their family, especially to the twins, Sean and Amelie. They invoked damages to the protection of their private and family life and damages to their good name and their image rights.** The McCann couple alleges that Gonçalo Amaral'​s book, as well as the interviews that he gave about it, prompt **//"​a serious and hardly reparable damage"//​ to their family, especially to the twins, Sean and Amelie. They invoked damages to the protection of their private and family life and damages to their good name and their image rights.**
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 This time the McCann'​s want to have **//​„considerable compensation for the pain caused to the McCanns, following the publication of his book“//​**:​ This time the McCann'​s want to have **//​„considerable compensation for the pain caused to the McCanns, following the publication of his book“//​**:​
  
-See at ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id426.html|Compensation to the McCanns;​ Algarve Resident]] **07-Sep-2012**:​ "The lawyer who is to act on behalf of Gerry and Kate McCann believes that retired policeman Gonçalo Amaral will be forced to pay considerable compensation for the pain caused to the McCanns, following the publication of his book. Madeleine McCann disappeared whilst on holiday in Praia da Luz five years ago and it is alleged that **Madeleine'​s parents may be awarded up to €1.2 million**, following the claims made in Amaral'​s book The Truth of the Lie, published in 2008, where he makes damning assertions about the McCanns and their involvement in the girl's disappearance."​+See at ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id426.htm|Compensation to the McCanns;​ Algarve Resident]] **07-Sep-2012**:​ "The lawyer who is to act on behalf of Gerry and Kate McCann believes that retired policeman Gonçalo Amaral will be forced to pay considerable compensation for the pain caused to the McCanns, following the publication of his book. Madeleine McCann disappeared whilst on holiday in Praia da Luz five years ago and it is alleged that **Madeleine'​s parents may be awarded up to €1.2 million**, following the claims made in Amaral'​s book The Truth of the Lie, published in 2008, where he makes damning assertions about the McCanns and their involvement in the girl's disappearance."​
  
 **The trial is still ongoing and will hopefully be decided on in the near future.** **The trial is still ongoing and will hopefully be decided on in the near future.**
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 __**Extract:​**__ "...We would respectfully ask you to pass our request to the [[jose_socrates|Prime Minister of Portugal]], asking him to set up a public enquiry into the following matters that concern us and many other people in the United Kingdom: __**Extract:​**__ "...We would respectfully ask you to pass our request to the [[jose_socrates|Prime Minister of Portugal]], asking him to set up a public enquiry into the following matters that concern us and many other people in the United Kingdom:
    
-**1. The circumstances under which the Portuguese courts accepted for indictment the allegations of the murderess Leonor Cipriano,** who together with her brother are now serving long prison sentences for murdering, respectively,​ their daughter and niece, Joana Cipriano. We are especially concerned that ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id176.html|Leonor Cipriano’s]] testimony about her alleged beating changed many times.+**1. The circumstances under which the Portuguese courts accepted for indictment the allegations of the murderess Leonor Cipriano,** who together with her brother are now serving long prison sentences for murdering, respectively,​ their daughter and niece, Joana Cipriano. We are especially concerned that ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id176.htm|Leonor Cipriano’s]] testimony about her alleged beating changed many times.
    
 **2. The circumstances under which [[goncalo_amaral|Snr Amaral]] was removed from the enquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann** on 2 October 2007. The following aspects about this concern us: **2. The circumstances under which [[goncalo_amaral|Snr Amaral]] was removed from the enquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann** on 2 October 2007. The following aspects about this concern us: