Graphic: Louis Turner
With Wikileaks cable renewing interest in the Madeleine McCann Case, Lawyer for them Rogério Alves says that there is no new data in the documents that would justify the reopening of the process.
And the McCann’s lawyer goes further in a statement saying he opposes the reopening of the inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine in Lagos, in the Algarve, in 2007.Rogério Alves said:
“That information is completely useless. It only contains a reference to a piece of evidence that the Public Ministry and the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) considered to be totally useless, which consisted of a couple of dogs that having barked, but being naturally unable to depose in a court room, would constitute some sort of indication against the child’s parents”.
“To open the process, yes, when that contributes to finding out where the child is and what happened to her, [but] to open the process, no, when it is to review what was already seen by the PJ and by the Public Ministry, that correctly considered those indications to be absurd and inconsistent. Nobody in a democratic state can be taken to court based on dogs’ barking. That is absurd.”
Maybe in a democratic state, the lack of contamination of Madeleine McCann’s bedding is something which the Portuguese Police should look at.