Los jueces comienzan describiendo los tres motivos principales de la apelación: la reivindicación de la libertad de expresión al amparo de la Constitución portuguesa; la segunda afirma que los hechos descritos en el libro eran “meras reproducciones” de los datos de la investigación y la tercera que esos mismos hechos incluso “formaban parte del informe final del Ministerio Público”.
" The judges begin by describing the three main grounds for the appeal: the claim for freedom of expression under the Portuguese constitution[which has been described elsewhere since the verdict JB]; the second claim that the facts in the book were "mere reproductions” of the investigative data and the third, that those same facts were “even part of the Prosecutor’s report.”
All three claims are accepted at the end of the judgement.
They summarise Amaral’s theory, with no weasel words and nothing for the McCanns to pick out and spin: in the book, they say, Amaral defends the theory that the child died in the apartment on May 3, that an abduction was simulated, that the parents are suspected of concealing the body and that there was child neglect.
They then turn to the individual himself, someone that the legal system has until now shown every sign of treating as a non-person: Amaral. The judges remind us of his reasons ........."em inglês na ligação: