Welcome to our website about a remarkable man.
For those of you who don’t know who he is, he’s the senior detective who headed the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. After he and his team investigated the case for four months, they were driven to the conclusion that Madeleine had died in the McCanns’ apartment, and that the parents must have hidden her body. His men took both Dr Gerald McCann and Dr Kate McCann in for questioning on 7 and 8 September 2007. They were not, however, arrested. Two days later, on 10 September, the McCanns returned to England.
Gonçalo Amaral removed from the investigation
It was just 22 days after the McCanns returned to England that Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the investigation by the Head of the Portuguese Police. He received a fax saying he was being returned to other duties ‘for the efficiency of the service’. Two hours before he was removed from office, Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, was informed of this, thus arousing further suspicion that Mr Amaral’s removal was political. A few days before his removal, Mr Amaral had made reference in off-the-record remarks to a journalist that there had been active interference in his investigation by the British government.
Following Mr Amaral’s removal from the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, together with two of his close colleagues, there were many significant developments:
Gonçalo Amaral Awareness Day
We have chosen Saturday 17 July 2010 as the day on which we begin the process of making the British public much more aware of Gonçalo Amaral and his achievements. We’ll also be countering the lies and smears about him which have been published in the British media.
To launch our campaign, dozens of people across the United Kingdom will be distributing copies of a leaflet: ‘Your Questions Answered about Gonçalo Amaral. You can download it from this website or from our sister website: www.madeleinefoundation.org.uk
We’ll be gradually building our website in the coming weeks and months. Here’s a brief guide to what we have for you to view at the moment:
Biography: A short biography of Gonçalo Amaral
Articles: Articles which throw light on matters connected with Mr Amaral’s investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Investigation: At the time of writing this Home Page, we are preparing to upload material which will look in depth at aspects of the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance
News: News items which focus on the trials and tribulations of Mr Amaral as he faces the conclusion of the McCanns’ libel trial and two other criminal proceedings against him which we suggest are politically motivated
Support: How to contribute to the legal defence fund for Mr Amaral
Videos: Various videos which throw light on aspects of the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance or the trials and tribulations of Mr Amaral
Links: Here is a list of useful links to other websites which discuss what really happened to Madeleine Mccann and the role played by Mr Amaral in finding out the truth.
Guestbook: Please leave a brief note telling is about your visit here.
Contact: How to contact us
British Media: We’ll be adding material here to show just how disgracefully the British media have behaved in relation to their coverage of Mr Amaral
G.A.S.P.: G.A.S.P. stands for the Gonçalo Amaral Support Project, a project developed by The Madeleine Foundation. We’ll be telling you more about our activities on this page. The next major event for us will be the Gonçalo Amaral Day we have declared on 2 October. Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the Madeleine McCann investigation on 2 October. This we believe is because he was trying to tell us the truth about what really happened to Madeleine McCann. It is also his birthday.
We hope this website will open your eyes about a few things. If you have any comments, good or bad, about any aspect of our website, please contact us.
From the Gonçalo Amaral Support Project, 15 July 2010