18 Jun 2014

Civil Trial - Update

On Monday, the 16th of June, 2014, before the start of the last hearing of the ongoing trial, Gonçalo Amaral delivered a revocation of mandate at the Civil Court of Lisbon. This document ceased the mandate of his then legal representative.

According to the disposition in the Portuguese Civil Process Code, the trial was suspended for the legal period for Mr Amaral to appoint a new lawyer, given that a party in this type of action cannot remain without legal representation.

New dates were set. On the 8th of July, the judge will hear the parties' declarations to the court. On the 10th of July, the lawyers will present closing arguments.

Gonçalo Amaral dedicated his professional life to the search of Truth and the attainment of Justice. We trust the Portuguese Courts. As independent institutions, they decide based on Portuguese Law, without fear or pressure.

Your ongoing support of Gonçalo Amaral's defence has been decisive.

Thank you.


  1. Anonymous9:59 am

    Can amaral request a reconstruction in portugal, to counter the mCcanns false claims, in not contesting his evidence for any libel claim?
    Another concern amaral can pick up on, is why none of the mCcanns freinds never appear in any of their interviews to support their alleged innocence or damage claims in their evidence?
    Is this in connection to the statement made about dr david payne, and why he dosent appear with them to share support for a missing child?
    I agree there is something not right about a witheld statement, in relation to a motive regarding a childs safety.
    I can understand amarals point of view, i wish him all the best, and support the direction to uphold his truth.

  2. Anonymous2:17 pm

    So glad Mr Amaral isnt afraid of the TRUTH .

  3. Anonymous1:57 pm

    Well Said,totally agree with the post above