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


  1. Portia7:19 pm

    Truth is none other than the Daughter of Time!


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  3. Anonymous7:22 pm

    You have 100 per cent backing from everyone ( apart from the child neglecter doctors of course ! ) Thank you for your courage and determination Sir . Very best wishes and good luck . Justice ! 👍❤️

  4. God bless you in your search for the truth and in defending your good name. So many people are behind you Snr Amaral, in the UK and across the world, even our police believe you have suffered an injustice. Stay strong. X

  5. Anonymous7:50 pm

    Such moving words, we may be trolls but you are our King! We love and respect you and will serve you forever.

  6. I hope so much that the truth prevails. God bless the brave Goncalo Amaral.

  7. Good luck Snr Amaral, may God be with you in your quest for justice. I, along with many other Brits believe in you. Take care. Mandie xx

  8. You will never walk alone Snr Amaral, so many good people are walking with you and if you get tired we will carry you to justice. Take strength in the knowledge that Lady Justice will be your guide and so many good people are by your side. Good luck Sir and remember that the pyramids were built one brick at a time x

  9. We are with you Sir. It takes a strong man to go as far as you have. God is with you. They will never break you. You will never be alone. Just say the word and we'll come running. xx

  10. Anonymous9:27 pm

    Sr Amaral We stand shoulder to shoulder with you Justice will prevail God bless you Sir
    You have been persecuted defamed abused & vilified
    The fund continues to grow and we will never give up
    The "Ace" could & should be used
    Keep your head held high

  11. Anonymous9:33 pm

    Good luck Sir ,we are all behind you .God Bless xxx

  12. Anonymous9:38 pm

    Let's hope Maddie wherever she is appreciates what you are doing for her. You are an amazingly kind human being.

  13. Martina11:04 pm

    We are all with you Sir, brave wonderful man, you alone will stop this madness x

  14. Anonymous12:00 am

    Dear Doctor Amaral, thank God for people like you in the world. This is a great evil you are fighting and we are all in awe of your bravery. You are a good man, cruelly maligned by bad people. But we are here with you, thinking of you, supporting you and willing you on to Truth's victory. You are Madeleine's champion. God Bless you.

  15. Anonymous12:28 am

    Best wishes to you and your family,Thank You so much for striving for the truth.God Bless you,xxx

  16. We are all behind you,on this day when the go fund reaches over 30 thousand pounds -well done everyone!

  17. Anonymous5:33 am

    I'm proud to support you,& hope you will prevail.The McCanns & their enablers will face justice as sure as night follows day.God Bless you dear Goncalo.x

  18. Anonymous7:44 am

    The power of the anti-McCann trolls has spoken, we are proud to stand up for truth, justice and Portugals crime fighting machine, Dr Goncalo De Sousa Amaral

  19. Just feel humbled to be able to help such an amazing man

  20. Acredito na verdade da sua investigação. Admiro a sua coragem e a sua irreverência!

  21. Anonymous10:40 am

    Hi Mr. Amaral,
    Unfortunately, you are the living example of how money can prevale over justice...
    They are trying to deny you the freedom of speech that we, portuguese people, were able to acquire with the 25th of April 1974... They have no legal or moral right to sue you for the publishing of you theory, as that theory is supported by the evidence acquired during the investigation... They are doing the same to anyone who dares to agree with the prrofs acquired during the investigation, and even those who publish their opinions agains them in any personal blogs..
    Now I ask you:
    Isn't there any good law firm who offers to deffend your right to express you opinion, pro bono?
    The laws in the UK are quite strict to remove children from their parents care in case of neglet... it has been proven, without any doubt, that they left their 3 children, 2 of them small babies unatended every night, while they went to dine and have fun... Why does the british law was not applied to this case in particular?
    It's neglet, and obvious case of neglect...
    That show's us that the british law is like the portuguese law, it is only applied to people without money, people with political connections and money to support them are never trial as they should be.
    I would also like to add that the PJ's behaviour, by not deffending you even against the political pressure applied in Portugal by the UK government, is regrettable, they should at least have deffended you...
    I hope you can deffend yourself against the McCann's, and that justice can be made to avenge that poor little girl...
    It disgusts me to think that they are using their dead child to get richer...
    I wish you all the luck
    With my best regards

  22. Anonymous12:43 am

    Bem hajas e que a tua teoria seja um dia provada com o aparecimento do corpo de Maddie.Porque afinal quem mais perdeu foi ela.


  23. Anonymous6:05 pm

    Stand by the truth hopefully all will come out and the parents be brought to justice!!