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    http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/tota...o=2764&link=09
    Copied from: http://the3arguidos.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3694

    2/12/08 24Horas

    Faces analysis techniques point to failures in the McCanns description

    "The kidnapping thesis is ludicrous"

    A 3 dimensional video, made by the team Paulo Sargento and Pedro Gamito ridicules the photo-fits

    Text Rute Coelho

    The work was made during a week by the forensic psychologist Paulo Sargento in partnership with the technological engineer Pedro Gamito.The team juxtaposed the three photo-fits that existed from the presumable kidnapper and work them in 20 programs of faces analysis.
    And dismounted the kidnapping thesis, "The kidnapping thesis is ludicrous" defends Paulo Sargento.
    The video begins with the first image of the kidnapper (the faceless man) walking with the kid in his arms. In the subtitles, in English, the researcher questions: "How can the first description of the kidnapper be so vague? 1,70 meters high, dark skin, Mediterranean hair. Six months after the first description a second image: "Is it possible not to see the face of someone that carries a child and notice the beige trousers the brown jacket and the classic shoes?"
    The video shows "the intuition form of looking to someone that carries a child".You look from the waist to the head and not from the waist to the feet.
    Eight months after, the last photo fit the face of the man with beard and long hair. "We show that this photo-fit is inconsistent with the first one. Curiously it keeps the brown jacket and the dark hair, the only common characteristics", referred to 24 Horas Paulo Sargento.

    "Neanderthal style"

    The "superciliary arcades" (the frontal cranium behind the eyebrows) are the style of the Neanderthal man and point to an archetype of the criminal" the forensic psychologist comments. "This means that is a hybrid photo fit made to give an appearance from the region of the Maghreb. But why must the kidnapper be from Morocco, Spain or Portugal and cannot be Anglo-Saxon? It would even make more sense to be someone who knew the family routine", he concluded. If the PJ wants to use the video it is available on the Internet.


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    http://www.portugalresident.com/port...=MADDY&sid=209

    Updated: 14 February 2008

    Madeleine case may be dropped

    By: CECÍLIA PIRES

    cecilia@portugalresident.com

    THE MADELEINE McCann case may be dropped by Portuguese police if new evidence to sustain the continuity of the investigation is not found, it is believed in the Portuguese judicial sector.


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    This morning, in PT news, there is an article in Correio da Manha which was translated by Li for the 3Arguidos. I'm reposting with permission:

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    2008-02-14

    Alberto Costa does not explain the polemic sentence of Alipio

    The minister of Justice went yesterday to the Parliament to explain what the national director of the PJ, Alipio Ribeiro, meant when he said that there was a "hasty" in constituting the McCanns arguidos, but after two hours he did not say a lot.

    "I don't have and I should not have knowledge of the investigation but I decided that it was my duty to maintain the confidence in the director of the PJ", said Alberto Costa - although Reuters quoted him saying: "We are approaching the conclusion of the case"-, he finished saying that "there is no indication that the process has been affected" by the statement of Alipio Ribeiro.

    The minister heard at request of the CDS-PP after he maintained the confidence in the director of the PJ, only got close to a justification for the polemic declaration when he reminded that at 7th of September when the McCanns where made arguidos the penal laws in force where different. "At that time it was not necessary sustained suspicious to constitute anyone arguido", he said, which means that the constitution of the McCanns as arguidos was not made based on sustained suspicions, what reinforces the thesis that the director of the PJ wants to prepare the public opinion to the shelving of the case.

    The minister underlined that in United Kingdom and according to a British authority, "80% of the cases alike (to Maddie's) are not solved". He denied also that Alipio Ribeiro has breached the secrecy of law and refused to reveal his opinion about the polemic: "I will never comment public declarations of people that are under my dependency".

    NOTES

    Without answer

    At least two questions made to the minister did not receive an answer.
    "The national director was concerted with you in that declaration?", asked Nuno Melo from the CDS.
    "Do you think that the declaration is innocuous?" asked Aguiar Branco, MP from the PSD.

    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...dCanal=9&p=200


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    in Diario de Noticias this morning:

    http://dn.sapo.pt/2008/02/14/socieda..._mais_um_.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2919716&page=4 post #57

    On-site investigation stopped for over a month

    Inspectors waiting for the rogatory letters


    The Policia Judiciaria's on-site investigation into the Maddie case has been on a standby for over a month, since late December. In January, as far as DN was able to establish, the only diligences that were carried out were mainly related to the photofit and were discrete and informal. This happens at a time when the PJ awaits a green light from the English authorities to watch the interrogations of the McCann couple and their friends that were spending holidays with them in Praia da Luz, where the child disappeared from, following the rogatory letters from the Public Ministery that were again sent to England in January. And at a time when it is stated that the investigation is maintained "with the same intensity" both on the theory of the child's accidental death and concealment of the body by her parents, and on the abduction theory. It is also remembered that yesterday, in Parliament, the minister of Justice guaranteed that the recent statement from the PJ's director saying that there was precipitation in the constitution of arguidos, did not affect the investigation. But the same investigation, as far as diligences on the terrain are concerned, is stalled.

    The last movements of the PJ in Praia da Luz, surrounded with utmost discretion, took place during the last week of January, when inspectors approached, in an informal way at the hairdresser's where she works, the present partner of Joaquim Marques, the individual whose physiognomy is similar to that of the photofit that had been released, only a few days earlier, by the McCann couple about the alleged suspect of involvement in the disappearance of Madeleine. As DN was able to establish at that time, it was that person, British citizen Rabecca Barnes, who led the police to the house where the couple lives, in the rural area of Barao de Sao Joao, in the council of Lagos. But early on, the PJ dismissed the involvement of Joaquim Marques, aged 30, who had been condemned for raping a young English citizen in Praia da Luz, in 1996, in the disappearance of Maddie.

    Approximately two weeks before that diligence, in early January, the investigators spent five minutes in an informal conversation in a parking lot in Praia da Luz, with an English gardener, after an anonymous email had been sent to British newspapers and to the PJ, associating him to the scenario of Maddie's abduction, because of being a "weird" person. The PJ, that did not even consider the possibility of summoning the man for an interrogation, did not attribute any credibility to this lead, as it is suspected that the email that denounced the gardener was sent by someone who had had personal problems with the person.

    The Spanish detective agency Metodo3, which was hired by the McCann couple from October 2007 until March 2008, with the purpose of finding Maddie, continues to hear local residents in the Algarve (and elsewhere). For these investigators, no information in any part of the world can be dismissed. Portugal and Morocco are the countries where presently Metodo 3 intensifies its investigations.

    The process concerning the rogatory letters, which include approximately fourty questions, is now regarded as the PJ's last trump card to avoid the archiving of the Madeleine case, especially after the tests on the blood that was found in the apartment and in the car that was rented by the parents revealed themselves as inconclusive.


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    There is an article in 24Horas that reports on comments from Mr Mitchell and from John McCann, demanding to know what the PJ has done to find Madeleine over the last nine months, and saying that the McCanns are afraid that the PJ did not search for Madeleine, as they were busy trying to accuse the parents.

    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2766&link=09

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2919716&page=4 post #59
    (Thanks to summer)


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    in 24Horas this morning (2/15):

    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2767&link=24

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...919716&page=15 post #219

    Inspectors carried out five new interrogations

    Judiciaria returned to the Ocean Club


    The investigations into the case of the disappearance of Madeleine are not stalled. And they can be extended for another three months

    The Policia Judiciaria returned, last week, to the Ocean Club, the resort from where Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007. 24Horas was able to establish that the PJ's investigators went to hear five witnesses that had already given their depositions within the investigation.

    According to senior officials in the PJ, these are normal investigative procedures. "Diligences have been carried out every day. A team of twenty investigators remains on the case, led by superior coordinator Paulo Rebelo. Several questionings have been repeated and the statements are being duly analysed to try to find some lead that might open a new investigation line", a judicial official that is connected to the investigations guaranteed to 24Horas yesterday.

    Michaela's boyfriend questioned

    24Horas was able to establish that one of the persons that were questioned again was the boyfriend of Robert Murat's ex-partner, Michaela Walkzuch, a Portuguese man who used to clean the Ocean Club's pools, called Luis Antonio.

    Apart from that, the PJ still waits for the McCanns and the friends with whom they had dinner on the evening of the disappearance to be subject to new interrogations, in fulfillment of the rogatory letter that was sent by the Portuguese authorities. The same judicial source also stressed that a new request to the instruction judge at the Portimao Court, Pedro Frias, who holds the process, is being pondered,to extend the investigation deadline for an additional 90 days, if there is not a brief response to the aforementioned letter.

    ........

    They can rest

    The McCanns can rest concerning the investigations into the disappearance of their daughter, because they will not be closed until it is discovered what really happened to the child, an investigator of the case promised to 24Horas. "An investigation of this type is always open and all the clues that keep appearing are duly investigated", he guaranteed.


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    From Terra Noticias:
    http://tinyurl.com/26vw5f

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...919716&page=24 post #351

    Mari Luz’s family increases the reward to 300.000 euros for information leading directly to the little girl.

    In statements to Europa Press, Mari Luz’s father, Juan José Cortés, explained that direct family members have also decided to sell their possessions with the aim of finding information about what happened to the girl or so that whoever has her releases her after more than a month since her disappearance and that, after more than 3 weeks of the initial reward money being offered, no phone call has yet been received asking for the reward.

    In addition, Mari Luz’s family has not yet formalised the contracting of private detectives to “help” in the official investigation, “although yesterday they were going to formalise the contract with the Metodo 3 agency - which is working on the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann – which is too expensive and cannot guarantee all of the investigation” adding that “they are looking into other possibilities”.


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    Translation: Li
    http://www.the3arguidos.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4036

    Text Luís Maneta

    The McCanns promised to "flow" the south of Spain with 18 thousand posters with the images of the three missing children ' Madeleine, Mari Luz and Yeremi - but the truth is that in Huelva, yesterday, there was no sign of the posters.

    "I did not see any poster and we were not informed of anything. There is nothing" said to 24 Horas Luís Molina, spokesman of the Cortés family and uncle of Mari Luz, missing since the 13th of January.
    The journalists of a city newspaper also searched for the posters made by the McCanns. "We were aware of the initiative through a news agency and we wanted to photograph them but we could not find any", said Raquel Rendón journalist of the Spanish newspaper "Huelva Información".
    24 Horas questioned the spokesman of the McCanns about the distribution of the posters in Spain but could not get any reply till now. Clarence Mitchell said yesterday to our newspaper that the posters - in which appear the sentence "No nos olvideis" (Don't forget us) on the top of the photo of the missing children - were distributed in several public places, like schools, railway stations and shopping malls. In Huelva, the city where lives the family of Mari Luz Cortés and where thousands of people have shown through public demonstrations the support to the child and her family nobody saw them. "An action like this should have been agreed with us but nobody told us anything" said Luís Molina. Although he recognises that every initiative aimed to divulge the case "might be important" the spokesman of the Cortés says that he can't even speak about the content of the posters for a simple reason: "I did not see any".
    http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/total.p ... 68&link=08


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    Google translation:

    http://tinyurl.com/2eolr3

    Mari Luz's family rejects a joint campaign with Madeleine
    EFE - EFE 15 hours - 15 hours
    Huelva, February 17 (EFE) .- The parents of Mari Luz Cortes, the girl Huelva disappeared five weeks ago today, have expressed their rejection of the possibility that her daughter appears on posters together with the British Madeleine McCann, to understand that investigations into both disappearances continue different lines. Huelva, February 17 (EFE) .- The parents of Mari Luz Cortes, the girl Huelva disappeared five weeks ago today, have expressed their rejection of the possibility that her daughter appears on posters together with the British Madeleine McCann, to understand that investigations into both disappearances continue different lines.

    At a press conference after talks with the president of the regional government of Andalusia, Manuel Chaves, the father of the child, Juan Jose Cortes, explained that had learned that the family intends Madeleine up posters with photos of the two girls boards, as well as with an image of the British girl with the canary Yéremi Vargas. At a press conference after talks with the president of the regional government of Andalusia, Manuel Chaves, the father of the child, Juan Jose Cortes, explained that had learned that the family intends Madeleine up posters with photos of the two girls boards, as well as with an image of the British girl with the canary Yéremi Vargas.

    Cortes has gone further to ensure that recourse to lawyers "for taking the picture of our daughter" for this campaign, as explained, the Portuguese press specifies that would forward through the provision of 4,000 euros by each family. Cortes has gone further to ensure that recourse to lawyers "for taking the picture of our daughter" for this campaign, as explained, specifies that the Portuguese would press forward through the provision of 4000 euros by each family.

    Mari Luz's father has indicated that the family is not against cooperating with the search for Madeleine, "and even helping to develop a poster with photos of all missing children," but he understood that it is " two different countries, two different lines of research. " Mari Luz's father has indicated that the family is not against cooperating with the search for Madeleine, "and even helping to develop a poster with photos of all missing children," but he understood that it is "two different countries, two different lines of research . "

    For his part, Manuel Chaves has explained that it has met today with parents to express all their solidarity, and hope to the family that everything will have a happy ending ", in addition to realize that they had reminded" that they have the full Administration at its disposal to try to find the girl. " For his part, Manuel Chaves has explained that it has met today with parents to express all their solidarity, and hope to the family that everything will have a happy ending ", in addition to realize that they had reminded" that they have the full Administration at its disposal to try to find the girl. "

    "I do not know if he serves them consolation, but if something can serve our support, so we wanted to convey directly," he concluded Chaves. "I do not know if he serves them consolation, but if something can serve our support, so we wanted to convey directly," he concluded Chaves.

    Juan Jose Cortes said about the interview: "The president has understood the pain that we have, and such meetings help us at least be backed by the government." Juan Jose Cortes said about the interview: "The president has understood the pain that we have, and such meetings help us at least be backed by the government."


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    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=10&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...272058&page=16 post #239

    Interview
    The Judiciaria is paralysed



    Carlos Anjos, the president of the Union of Criminal Investigation Workers, says the statements that the PJ's director made about the Maddie case were a mistake. He blames him for the lack of means and the lack of payment of overtime: there are investigations that are doing the minimum services.


    What is the ASFIC's position concerning the statements from Alipio Ribeiro about the Maddie case?

    CA - To us, the statements that were made by the PJ's national director were a mistake. He should not have spoken about a process that is under investigation, even for reasons of self defense. But since he spoke about precipitation, it would have been convenient to explain what he understands as precipitation. The controversy would not have existed the way it did.

    Was the PJ affected?

    CA - It is logical that the director's statements came at a cost. But there was one thing that comforted the ASFIC: I did not feel the PJ under attack. The Judiciaria was set aside, and criticism was directed essentially at the author of the statements.

    The director was also criticised over wearing the skin of a magistrate.

    CA - For most of the time, Dr Alipio Ribeiro referred to the police as "we policemen", and at that point, he said "as a magistrate, I think..." Sincerely, we don't like to see the national director of the police wearing the skin of a magistrate, no matter who he is. We don't ask him to renegate his past, but to be a policeman for the time that he spends in the police.

    Do you think that Alipio Ribeiro is independent from the person who nominated him, the Justice Minister and friend Alberto Costa?

    CA - All the PJ's directors enter with the tag of governmentalised, and leave with the tag of politically independent. Is there an official post in Portugal that is not nominated by the government? Even the PGR [Public Prosecutor] is chosen by the government and nominated by the President... I don't know if the director is a friend of the Justice Minister or not. While he is here, he is logically our director.

    Do the serious economical problems of the PJ still stand?

    CA - This director has brought in new management practises for the police, with which we do not agree. Earlier, the PJ had no money and no means, now it has money and still no means. 200 vehicles were bought, but they didn't join the existing ones, because approximately 300 vehicles were discarded. The PJ was left with less means, and we are a mobile police force. We face dramatic situations in operational terms.

    Is the PJ paralised?

    CA - The PJ is paralised. We carry out the minimum services. We have a problem with overtime, the members of the police are leaving. When we publish the results of 2007, we will see the operational cost of trying to spare half a dozen euros. The PJ has lost in operational terms, in productivity, and has become more bureaucratic.

    (...)

    You have been applauded by your public interventions in delicate cases. Would you like to become the PJ's spokesman?

    CA - I do not consider that issue as long as I am the president of ASFIC. ASFIC represents the employees of the Policia Judiciaria, and the PJ must solve that problem in another manner. But a communication department is indispensable and urgent.

    Do you defend that the PJ's direction should be occupied by policemen?

    CA - We defend the creation of the post of operational director, with a clear vision of criminal investigation, and that post should be occupied by a policeman.

    How does it feel to investigate under the new penal laws?

    CA _ Difficulties have increased. There has been no reinforcement of means, and the new code is much more demanding. The new laws have brought new things and good things, but the new things are not good, and the good things are not new.


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    PJ has got a OK regarding the rogatory letters

    During the next week an inspector from the English Police is expected to show in Algarve, he will reunite with the PJ in order to define all the procedures that should be taken so the rogatory letters can be fulfilled. The meeting was arranjed after the Brisitsh authorities had accepted the PJ's request to conduct diligencies in the Bristish soil. After everything is arranjed, the PJ's inpectors will leave to Great Britain where they will follow all the diligencies.

    As CM [Correio da Manhã] has already said, in a first phase the PJ will want to reinterview Jane Tanner, Russel O' Brien and David Payne, three of the friends who spend the holidays with the McCanns. Only after that it will be decided whether Kate and Gerry will be questioned again.


    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...dCanal=9&p=200


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    Posted by Li on the 3A's:

    ...............

    There are two main articles in this edition.
    The first one is the taxi driver story.
    The second one is about the rogatory letter and it says that the letter is already with the Leicester police and that within ten days a team of the PJ will travel to England to monitor the interrogations that will be made by the Leicester police. The first persons to be questioned will be Jane Tanner, David Payne and Russel O'Brien.

    And then there is a little one concerning the reaction of Clarence Mitchell to the taxi driver story.

    Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCanns reacted astonished to the declarations of the taxi driver. "The declarations of Mr. Castela are fake. They are ludicrous. He can only be mistaken when he says that at that time he transported Kate and Madeleine with three men", he said underlining the fact that there are several independent witnesses that put Madeleine's parents in a totally different place. How is that possible if at 20,35 several witnesses say that Kate and Gerry were seated at the Tapas restaurant?", he questioned. Clarence doubts of the intentions of the taxi driver. "I am astonished that only now, ten months after, he talks about this. These are declarations that only cause pain to Kate and Gerry", he said, saying that the McCann's daughter has no facial expression. "The only sign to report is the one she has in the eye".
    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2778&link=23
    **********
    Meaning of the facial expressions. The taxi driver claims that Madeleine had a twitch in her chin.


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    in Correio da Manha this morning:

    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=21&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...4837473&page=8 post #107

    Madeleine: English policeman in Portugal

    An inspector from the English police was in Portugal this week, to define how the new questionings will be carried out, the British press revealed yesterday.

    Superintendent Stuart Prior arrived on Tuesday and returned to the United Kingdom yesterday. The date on which the PJ's inspectors will go to England to takepart in the interrogations has not been decided yet.


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    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...4837473&page=8 post #111

    Meanwhile, another book was launched in Portugal today. It is titled "Maddie, Joana and the Criminal Investigation", and it was written by criminologist Barra da Costa, he who publicly stated that the McCanns were swingers.

    Two articles in PT newspapers report about the book.

    Diario de Noticias criticises the book rather heavily, reporting that it focuses on conspiracy theories - the author defends that the 'Maddies' have to disappear to feed the fear and the paranoia that will ultimately lead to everyone being inserted a chip. DN further states that the book also heavily criticises the PJ, which the author served for 30 years, and which seems to have lost its qualities only after Mr Barra da Costa left the force. All in all, the book does not get a good review from DN, which also adds that the author often engages in contraditions and fails to reach any sort of conclusion to his ramblings.

    http://dn.sapo.pt/2008/03/07/socieda...oria_cons.html

    24Horas dedicates 2 pages to the issue, including an interview with the author. Mr Barra da Costa, who was a chief inspector with the PJ, heavily criticises the police force for 'concentrating on proving that the McCanns are guilty', but at the same time offers his opinion that the couple should have been put into preventive custody right at the start of the investigation, for negligence. He also states that the kidnapper was English, because he 'had to be able to talk to her, and he knew her, because those two factors would have helped to make an exit from the apartment'.

    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2785&link=12
    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2785&link=13


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    24Horas also reports that the family of Mari Luz have received a phone call asking for a ransom of 2 million euros for the recovery of their daughter. The family says they can only raise 300.000 euros if they sell everything they have; they have apparently told 24H that they suspect one of their neighbours. Yesterday, the parents of Mari Luz were received in Faro, where posters were placed all over the city, and a public gathering of solidarity is being planned for the 5th of April.

    http://24horasnewspaper.com/total.ph...o=2785&link=08

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...4837473&page=8 post #114


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