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JOANA CIPRIANO - Aged 8 years - Figueira (Portugal)

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Thanks for this Tezza, the C word comes to mind !
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The same lawyer who has moved this action against the PJ/ex-PJ personnel (and wants to take Leonor and her incestuous brother to the European human rights court) is Marcos Aragão. He is the lawyer, who by selling interviews to the British press, got money to finance the search of Madeliene's body in the Arade dam. Marcos Aragão said that he had a tip from the underworld (mafia) sent to him by the Metodo3 agency that Madeleine's body was there. Later this was understood to be a hoax when Marcos said that he thought Madeleine was there because he had seen it in a vision.

The other lawyer in this affair is João Grade, who tried to smuggle amphetamines and ecstasy in the Prisoner's Establishment were Leonor Cipriano is. João Grade is now, himself, an arguido.

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Correio da Manhã

September 23, 2008

Cipriano case: Jurors selected on October 17

Faro: Inspectors that stand accused of beating Leonor Cipriano go on trial

Jurors known on the 17th of October


The jurors who will judge the five PJ inspectors that stand accused by Leonor Cipriano – who was condemned over the homicide of her daughter Joana – of aggression, forgery of document and omission of denunciation will be chosen on the 17th of October. But the fact that all the accusations are gathered in the same process may delay the start of the trial.

“The law does not allow for the crime of forgery of document to be tried by jurors”, defends António Pragal Colaço, the lawyer of four of the inspectors, “the judge decided to gather all the accusations together, but there is a request at the Appeals Court in Évora that will decide whether that can be done or not”. If the decision is against the joint trial, Pragal Colaço admits that he doesn’t know what will happen. “Maybe it has to start all over again”, he considers.

Yesterday, at the Court in Faro, 18 possible jurors were chosen by draw. On the 17th of October, they will be questioned by the Public Ministry, by Leonor’s lawyer, João Grade, and by the two defense lawyers, Pragal Colaço and António Cabrita. From this group, four jurors and four substitute jurors will emerge.

Pragal Colaço represents inspectors Leonel Lopes, Pereira Cristóvão and Marques Bom (accused of torture), as well as Nunes Cardoso (forgery of documents). The fifth arguido, Gonçalo Amaral (omission of denunciation), is represented by António Cabrita.

Leonor, the mother of Joana, says she was beaten on the 14th of October 2004, during questioning at the PJ in Faro, when her daughter’s disappearance was under investigation.

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Separation – António Cabrita considers that the accusations can be tried together, but if they are not, he admits “a separation of the processes”.

Trial – The start of the trial of the five inspectors, according to what CM had reported already, is scheduled for the 24th of October at the Faro Court.

Report – In a report, Marcos Aragão Correia, a lawyer for the Association Against Exclusion Through Development, says he believes that Leonor Cipriano was beaten.

source: Correio da Manhã, 23.09.2008

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24Horas

30.09.2008

Former PJ inspector accuses Marinho Pinto of hiding himself

One of the PJ elements that stand accused of beating Joana’s mother wants to see Marinho Pinto at his trial. The Bar wants more lawyers at the police stations in order to avoid cases like that of Leonor Cipriano

The former Polícia Judiciária inspector Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, who is accused by the Public Ministry of beating Leonor Cipriano in order to force her to confess her daughter’s death, defies the head of the Portuguese lawyers’ Bar to become an assistant in the process that will start to be tried in Faro on the 24th.

“It would be a courageous thing to do for Marinho Pinto to become an assistant in the process on a personal level instead of hiding behind the Bar”, Pereira Cristóvão tells 24Horas, adding that he would also have liked to see the present head of the Bar as an assistant in another process, which was archived by the Public Ministry, where suspicions of sexual abuse over Joana Cipriano were being investigated.

“Sperm from an identified individual was detected on the little girl’s underpants, as well as blood, and the process was archived. I would have liked to see Marinho Pinto becoming an assistant on that one, too”, he confesses.

The statements by Pereira Cristóvão – one of the PJ inspectors who investigated Joana’s disappearance – follow a meeting that took place yesterday afternoon, between the Attorney General and the president of the Human Rights Commission of the Bar, José Augusto Rocha.

At the end of the meeting, José Augusto Rocha confirmed that the Bar was made an assistant in a process that “really indicates the practice of abuse and torture”.

He also defended a wider presence of lawyers at the police stations, in order to avoid suspicions of police violence on the arguidos. José Augusto Rocha guarantees that “some complaints” reach the Bar, and that “the existence of such cases is regrettable”.

Desperate for a condemnation

Pereira Cristóvão holds the Head of the Bar responsible over such statements. And he accuses Marinho Pinto of “denying the principle of the presumption of innocence to citizens who have not been tried yet and of presuming the innocence of a person whose sentence has been approved by the Supreme Court”.

Leonor and her brother, João Cipriano, were condemned to 16 years in prison over the crimes of homicide and concealment of a cadaver. Months later, in “Expresso”, Marinho Pinto published an article that was illustrated with a photo of Leonor where she exhibited marks that allegedly resulted from an aggression at the PJ.

The process led to an accusation against five inspectors. Leonel Marques, Pereira Cristóvão and Marques Bom stand accused of torture. António Cardoso has to respond over falsification of a document. And the then coordinator of the PJ in Portimão, Gonçalo Amaral, stands accused of the crimes of false statement and omission of denunciation.

In a statement to 24Horeas, Pereira Cristóvão doesn’t spare the present head of the Bar: “He is desperate for a condemnation and he doesn’t even know what the issue is in this process”.

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October 17, 2008

Cipriano Case: The Joana case Returns to Court

By Duarte Levy

Nothing in common with Maddie

António Pragal Colaço, the lawyer defending the Lisbon-based Polícia Judiciária (PJ) inspectors who have been accused by the public prosecutor of having tortured Leonor Cipriano, told journalists that his clients will be tried “for a political reason”.

Inspectors Leonel Marques, Pereira Cristóvão and Paulo Bom are accused of torture. The fourth, António Cardoso, is accused of falsifying documents for having allegedly lied in the report of what had happened to Joana’s mother.

Joana’s mother has never accused Gonçalo Amaral - the only inspector from the Algarve PJ headquarters - of aggression, as several British media have claimed in an attempt to draw a parallel between the Cipriano and the Madeleine McCann cases. The inspector, who is still waiting to hear whether he will face trial or not, is being heard in court for not having reported the alleged attack. However, despite the fact that Gonçalo Amaral coordinated the investigation, his lawyer, Antonio Cabrita, considers that he does not have “the obligation to know everything”. As he pointed out, if this were the case, then the PJ’s national and assistant national directors would also have to be charged.

Following the preliminary session last Monday at the court in Faro, the judge, Ana Lucia Cruz, has ten days to decide which inspectors will face trial and for what charges.

While Leonor Cipriano, sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of her daughter, claims to have been attacked and tortured by three Lisbon inspectors, the PJ has always affirmed that Joana’s mother wanted to commit suicide by throwing herself from the top of the stairs.

The lawyer of the three inspectors accused of torture made reference to a French physician’s report on Diana’s death in Paris in 1997, which confirmed that injuries to the princess’s eyes and face were caused as a result of her car accident. This thus reinforces the possibility that the bruises on Leonor Cipriano’s face could have resulted from her suicide attempt, as the inspectors have always claimed.

Joana’s death

Joana Isabel Cipriano Guerreiro was eight years old the day she disappeared. Her mother and her uncle were tried and sentenced for her death despite the fact that the body was never found.

One month after Joana’s disappearance, the PJ’s national director decided to send three inspectors to Faro to find Joana. By this time her mother and uncle had already confessed to the crime, but had not revealed where her body was. Leonor and João Cipriano were again questioned, but revealed nothing further concerning the body’s whereabouts.

The enquiry revealed that João, Joana’s uncle, is a manipulator and is violent under the influence of alcohol. On the day his niece disappeared, he had spent the afternoon drinking. João and Leonor are part of a family that people in the neighbourhood describe as very strange, with an alleged history “of sexual relationships between the children (brothers and sisters) and their parents, domestic violence and possible consanguinity.”

According to the enquiry, João had had a sexual relationship with both his twin sister, Anabela, and with Leonor, whose mother had forced her into prostitution. At the time of the event, Leonor had three children living with her (including Joana) and a fourth one with whom she was no longer in contact.

To explain their crime, João and Leonor Cipriano stated that Joana had seen them having sex and threatened to report it to her stepfather. The PJ did not accept this explanation as their enquiry pointed to the fact that Joana loved her mother and would probably have kept quiet about the incident.

The investigation concluded that João had raped his niece in front of her passive mother, and that they both beaten the child, thus causing her death. This would explain why they hid the body: João preferred to admit that he had killed Joana rather than to say that he had raped her. Without the body there would be no possibility of proving rape.

João Cipriano admitted aggressing Joana, first to the inspectors and later to his lawyer, and that she “remained on the floor without moving”. However, while the mother pretended to search for her daughter with her boyfriend, he also admitted that he was the one who chopped up the body, hid it in a car that was to go to a scrap-yard, which was then taken to Spain where it was burned and compacted.

This is the account that João Cipriano gave to the inspectors and repeated the next day in the presence of his lawyer. But when they asked him whether he had abused his niece, he answered indignantly: “I didn’t harm her, I just killed her.”

Forensic scientists found the sandals that her mother had said Joana was wearing at the time of her disappearance in the little girl’s home. They also found traces of her face and her hands on the walls, which confirmed her uncle’s statements. Traces of blood were found on the floor and in the refrigerator where João said he had kept the body before moving it to the car. Biological traces - possibly of sperm - were found in Joana’s bed and in a pair of the child’s underwear.

Thinking that João had already confessed, Leonor admitted the facts during her interrogation, and then turned to a photograph of Joana that was stuck on the wall, asking her for forgiveness.

She allegedly then became uncontrollable and shouted that she wanted to kill herself. It appears that the inspector was still busy writing the interrogation report when he heard shouting. According to this inspector, his colleagues told him that Leonor had attempted suicide by throwing herself down the stairs. She was examined by a doctor and then remanded in custody.

The following day the police received an anonymous phone call informing them that people inside the prison were trying to convince Leonor to say that she had been attacked by the inspectors: the prison director sent a letter with photographs of Leonor to the national director of the PJ and to the press, accusing the inspectors of aggression.

A letter sent by another prisoner contradicts this version: she affirms that, while in prison, Joana’s mother had said that she had fallen down the stairs but that after a meeting with the prison director, she changed her version and said instead that she had been tortured and that she hoped to receive damages.

Despite several confrontations with the inspectors, Leonor Cipriano was unable to make any positive identification. The public prosecutor nonetheless decided to proceed with the lawsuit, even though he admitted that he, himself, could not guarantee that the inspectors being charged had anything to do with the alleged assault or whether any such assault had even actually taken place.

The inspectors’ lawyer and Carlos Anjos, president of the Association of Criminal Investigation Staff consider the public prosecutor’s decision to be politically motivated.

Translated by Astro

Source: with the Courtesy of Duarte Levy

Posted on: http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/

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Correio da Manhã

October 18, 2008

Jury selected

Justice: Trial of PJ inspectors starts on the 24th at Faro Court

A municipal fireman, a financial technician that works at a hospital, a chauffeur and a golf course receptionist. These are the four members of the public that compose the jury that will try five Polícia Judiciária inspectors, at Faro Court, starting next Friday, the 24th.

Leonel Lopes, Pereira Cristóvão and Marques Bom stand accused of torture upon Leonor Cipriano, who was condemned over the murder of her daughter Joana. Nunes Cardoso faces an accusation of document forgery and former coordinator Gonçalo Amaral is suspected of false testimony and omission of denunciation.

Jury selection took place yesterday, at Faro Court, with the choice of four effective jurors and four substitutes, after the 16 persons that had been drawn as potential members of the jury. Initially they were 18, but one of the jurors had a criminal record (which impeded him from becoming a juror) and a lady that had been called due to an apparent mistake of the court.

Leonor Cipriano’s new lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, presented a request for protection to be given to himself, to Joana’s mother (who is detained at the prison in Odemira, surrounded by dozens of prison guards) and the “ten accusation witnesses”. “There have been indirect threats”, he accused, citing a press article where he states that Pereira Cristóvão compared him “to the dog and that he should be given a slap on the back”.

Pragal Colaço, the lawyer who represents four of the inspectors, replied by saying that “one should not come to court thinking it’s a child’s play”. António Cabrita, Gonçalo Amaral’s lawyer, commented by stating that “idiocy is free in this country”.

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Substitutes – The four substitute jurors are to follow the trial in case it becomes necessary to substitute one of the effective jurors.

Witnesses – The present director of the PJ, former director Santos Cabral and the joint national director of Faro, Guilhermino Encarnação, are some of the defense witnesses.

Lawsuits – Aragão Correia has three lawsuits filed against him. To CM he stated that those are defamation suits, that have been filed by the Judiciária inspectors.

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Trial postponed


Breaking news

Trial of PJ inspectors accused of "torturing" Leonor Cipriano has been postponed for October 27, apparently due to the death of a family member of one of the judges.

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Expresso
25/10/08

Was it the PJ that left Leonor like this?

Veracity of the photos is questioned by the inspectors’ defense. Accusation was based on medical examinations

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Fourteen photos. 14 photos that show Leonor Cipriano covered in bruises. 14 photos that are part of the process that involves five present and former PJ inspectors. 14 photos that defense lawyer Pragal Colaço now says were altered. But which he didn’t dispute in the process. Yesterday, the first session of the trial at the Court of Faro was postponed.

“Look at this, those are not photographs, those are prints from digital JPEG files. One cannot carry out medical analyses over prints. If I could, I would bring Steve Ballmer (Microsoft’s boss) over and he could tell you whether or not it’s possible to manipulate the photos”, stated Pragal Colaço, the lawyer who represents four of the five inspectors. The argument for not having disputed them until now was the lack of time.

The prosecutor for the Public Ministry, António Correia, who was contacted by Expresso, declined to make a statement.

Leonor Cipriano identified two of the arguidos but stated that none of them aggressed her. The accusation sustains that the suspects used third persons who beat the plaintiff. None of them has been identified.

The medical reports that are included in the process point into the same direction: the markings on Leonor’s body were not compatible with falling off the stairs.

The first observation of Leonor Cipriano was made by a doctor at the Health Centre of Odemira on the very same day of the supposed aggressions – the 15th of October 2004, and excluded de possibility of a fall. Milcíades Carvalho only observed Leonor’s face but referred that the lesions that she presented “are not compatible with falling off the stairs, but with one single, very heavy blow, like hitting the head against a wall”.

On the 18th of October, Leonor Cipriano was observed by Irene Posalaky, a doctor at Odemira Prison, for whom “the lesions that were observed could not result from a fall of the stairs, because they are never symmetrical (like the ones that the prisoner had) or nice and round”. The doctor referred that despite not being an expert in forensics medicine, she had already contacted with several victims of domestic violence that presented lesions that resembled those of the prisoner.

A second report, dated the 25th of February 2005, which was based on the former medical reports, on photographs, on examinations and on Leonor’s clinical file, concluded in the same sense, that the lesions “suggest multiple and repeated aggressions”.

The last report in the process that Expresso consulted, which was written by the Counsel for Forensics Medicine, concluded in the same sense, adding that the “black eyes” strongly suggest being the result of fist blows and that the other aggressions were produced by kicks. This report was based on the clinical records and on the photographs.

In order to prove torture, the accusation to this evidence the deposition where Leonor Cipriano refers that she was beaten to her head with a carton tube that was approximately 1 metre long. Leonor allegedly had a blue plastic bag over her head, so she could not see who was beating her, and further referred that she was forced to kneel on two ashtrays.

Natália Silva, an employee at Odemira Prison where Leonor is fulfilling her sentence, referred that she saw “something that resembled creases”, but she erased those photographs “because no bruises, red areas, injuries or bleeding cuts were visible”.

The defense’s version sustains that Leonor Cipriano confessed her will to commit suicide and that when she went to the toilet she threw herself off the stairs at the Polícia Judiciária in Faro. The defense further alleges that Leonor had already confessed to the crime on the day before, the 13th of October 2004, and ‘holds’ to the fact that Leonor failed to identify any of the arguidos.

Nevertheless, according to the process, on the 13th Leonor confessed to the existence of the crime but blamed her brother, João Cipriano, who had also confessed to the crime already. But the main piece of evidence that would complement the confessions remained undiscovered: Joana’s body. Maybe that was why, even after the alleged fall (or the aggressions) Leonor did not go directly to prison. On her way, she passed through Figueira and Alvor, because according to the Judiciária she wanted to identify the body’s whereabouts.

Joana’s body was never found but Leonor Cipriano and her brother, João, ended up condemned to 16 years in prison over homicide and cadaver concealment.


Source: Expresso, 25.10.2008
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Diario de Noticias



Lawyer of inspectors believe that photos are manipulated



JOSE MANUEL OLIVEIRA

If Leonor Cipriano. Start of trial yesterday postponed to next Monday
Leonor Cipriano arrived at the Court of Faro around 09.45, well after the time set for the trial. The five inspectors from the PJ (some already outside the institution) accused of having ordered the attacks mother of Joan in investigations of the disappearance also marked presence in court. But the trial would be postponed to next Monday because of the death of the family of one of the judges.

On the door of the court, the lawyers did not fail to re-fence arguments. And in focus yesterday was the new photos with the alleged assaults on Leonor Cipriano, photos, which the lawyer for four of the five defendants, including Paul Christopher, Anthony Randfontein Colaço, being reminded of the digital age, once subject to manipulation. "There are views of files in JPEG (image), not impressions are analog," shot Colaço Randfontein, while the photographs showed. "We are very complicated to set a precedent in court. At least, they could have done as it should be an investigation. The MP should present evidence, but do not have," charges Randfontein Colaço.

Antonio Cabrita, lawyer of the accused Gonçalo Amaral, did not want to talk about the alleged manipulation of photos, but again stress that the inspectors are "scapegoats" in this process. Already the lawyer for Leonor Cipriano, Marcos Aragao Correia, denied the theory of manipulation. "There are maneuvers of those who do not have anything else to make," said the DN, reacting to statements from Randfontein Colaço. Forensic experts close to the process to ensure that the DN lesions visible in the photos are results of aggression.

Aragon Correia also spoke of his strategy for the trial, ahead that it first wants to "prove that Leonor was tortured by the Judicial and then, yes, ask to review the sentence" the mother of Joana, who is arrested for the murder of her daughter, but so far the body has not appeared. | with MC

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Portugal Resident

30 October 2008

Integrity of G. Amaral questioned in police brutality case


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EDITORIAL
When the trials are not in court


5/11/08
The trial of Leonor Cipriano continues not only in the courtroom, but more strangely, in the media. There are newspapers that apparently take the side of one party and fill its pages with the protagonists on that side, some for the defense, and some others the prosecution. Interviewing witnesses, along with the judge in the case, analyzing evidence, exploiting contradictions in a parallel pursuit of justice that seems (to say the least) exotic. Already in the case of Maddie the exact same maneuvers can be perceived, with strangely, or perhaps not, some investigators common to both processes.

Apparently, in Portugal, impartiality only counts in politics and imagine the hysteria of the ERC, and the guardians of the process, if the media clearly took a position for or against a candidate for the presidency of the Republic, but the picture seems to change when it comes to a matter of Justice. There does not appear to be either self-regulation nor scruples, as I had, in fact, found in the McCann case: even after the closure of the case and the lifting of the defendant status of the parents, there remained some newspapers hammering on the theory that didn't convince the courts, using the most shameful tricks.

The case becomes even more glaring when the accusation is made by a simple woman (and with obvious intellectual limitations) like Leonor Cipriano, and the defense by detectives from the PJ, and good lawyers. In less than anything you can [Virar o bico ao prego]idiom= imply without saying] even before the trial has started, the view that everything is just a scheme (for what purpose is unknown). This insinuates even the director of the prison where the Joana's mother was, who denounced the state in which one of their prisoners returned from the "squad", and who is now transformed into an accomplice of Leonor Cipriano.

Proving that what at the time was considered an act of courage of the lady is just that, because applying to conduct an investigation of a police officer is seen as a daring risk. For whose revenge apparently some journalists gang together.

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Correio da Manha

25th November 2008

Leonor: Former Inmate says that Joana's mother always spoke about a fall

When she arrived to the Odemira Prison (EPO) with bruises on her face, Leonor Cipriano, always "said that those were the consequence by a fall in the stairs". The statement is from Osvalda Concelos [on the image], former prison inmate, which testified at the fifth court session of the trial of the five PJ inspectors accused of torture, in Faro.

"Only after a conversation with the Director of the EPO [Ana Maria Calado] she started talking about aggressions", said Osvalda Concelos, who states that she over heard the conversation and to whom it seemed that "it was the director who talked about the possibility of Leonor receiving a compensation".

"But I felled in the stairs, am I going to say that I was beaten?", asked Joana's mother before she changed her version, according to Osvalda Concelos.

As well, in yesterday's court session, a computer specialist stated that it is impossible to know if the photos where Leonor appears with bruises were doctored.

"The files that I analysed have the date of 9 May of 2005", explained Filipe Custódio, when the photos were taken in October 2004. Thus, and for their lack of quality, the expert affirmed that is not possible to know if they were changed.

The forensic psychologist, Paulo Sargento, based on a Forensic Medicine Institute report, affirmed that Leonor Cipriano has "psychopathic" characteristics.

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Source: Correio da Manhã

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Post  pam supportfromireland on Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:45 pm

Well that is interesting. I can't dispute the psychiatrist's findings about psychosis tendencies which sounds very scary indeed. I can however dispute the cell mate feedback as don't believe it & do question this computer expert is the best out there about the doctoring question. Hmm if this was an Interpol or FBI expert would the answer be the same? Can't be sure if doctored or not.

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Post  pam supportfromireland on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:05 pm

Well I asked my hubby as has an interest in this area.

He says experts can never be 100% sure but can give an opinion & then the jury decides themselves.

Here is a very interesting article, I wonder if this level of expertise was used for the Trial in Portugal?

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=5-ways-to-spot-a-fake

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Post  merlynsam on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:53 pm

Diario de Noticias

7th January 2009

By Licinio LIMA

"The Public Prosecutor office fell into a trap"

Interview.
For the first time, one of the PJ inspectors accused of ordering the assault of Leonor Cipriano, mother of Joana, talks about the trial.

You are accused of having tortured a woman together with a group of policemen and former policemen. How do you feel?

We are very offended. But the Public Prosecutor (MP), shortly, will make clear that they fell into a trap. In any case, the accusation is not of
physical torture, but of the "having ordered it," that is, we are accused of facilitating the access to someone unknown, who has entered
the building of the police to assault the lady.

To the public that is not clear.

Mrs Leonor Cipriano's complaint is that someone has beaten her; throughout the process she gave six versions. During the trial she had two more. But the facts have already begun to be dissected by the MP and he has now realized that he was fooled.

The process is a conspiracy against PJ?

I do not believe in cabals. But I saw that there was a sequence of events in the two weeks before we get to the Algarve and that they were used to cover problems.

What problems?

We have a prison in Odemira that was about to be subjected to an inspection, following several complaints by prison guards against the director. This, in itself, already shows that something goes wrong. Now, if you know at any time that the most media exposed prisoner shows marks of aggression, that does not seem to help for a good result of the inspection.

Leonor Cipriano was assaulted or not?

She must have been assaulted on three or four different occasions. that is the conclusion the notes is the medico-legal expertise.

The marks in the eyes demonstrate attacks on more than one occasion?

Those marks in the eyes have already been explained by the experts. There is a strong impact against a wall. the haematoma goes down by force of gravity, hence the marks.

There are also marks on the body ...

We see marks with various types of development, with periods ranging between three and 18 days. And all this would not be alright except
for a little detail about which no one has spoken: that is, at the date of such attacks, we had been in the Algarve for two days only.

That means ...

If we want to ridicule the thing, that means that two or three weeks before, we were in Lisbon ordering the torture [of a person], when we
had nothing to do with that investigation yet.

Did you see the marks of aggression that Leonor Cipriano had on her body?

Neither we nor the medical-legal experts saw the body of the lady. The accusation is based on photographs. No one ever saw it, except those who had more interest in it being said that the PJ hit her, which is someone in prison in Odemira, where the photos were taken. So I think the MP fell into a trap.

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http://dn.sapo.pt/2009/01/07/sociedade/o_ministerio_publico_caiu_logro.html


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16.01.2009

Joana case: PJ inspectors’ trial returns to Faro Court today

Faro, Jan 16 (Lusa) – The trial of the alleged aggressions against Leonor Cipriano by Polícia Judiciária (PJ) inspectors returns to the bar of Faro Court today, in order not to interrupt the production of evidence, and continues next Thursday.

During the last session of the trial, which was held in mid-December, with the same purpose, Leonor Cipriano’s lawyer delivered a request in court for 16 witnesses to be heard, so the contradictory can be made.

The first witness that is presented within that request is Leonor Cipriano, an assistant in the process; the list of witnesses that Marcos Aragão Correia requests includes university professor of forensics Pinto da Costa, Public Ministry inspector Alípio Ribeiro and the director of the Prison of Odemira, Ana Maria Calado.

According to Joana’s mother’s lawyer, the request is based on the need to clarify “contradictions” from the assistant that were invoked by the arguidos and to clarify if she was injected with a drug at Faro Hospital, with the purpose of disturbing her capacity.

The process of the alleged aggressions on Leonor Cipriano by PJ inspectors is related to the so-called “Joana case”, which dates back to the 12th of September 2004, the day that the little girl, aged eight, disappeared from the village of Figueira, Portimão, Algarve.

The Public Ministry’s accusations against five former inspectors and inspectors of the Judiciária appeared following questioning sessions at the PJ in Faro in 2004, a time at which Leonor appeared at the Prison of Odemira, where she was under preventive detention, with lesions to her face and to her body.

Three inspectors stand accused of the crime of torture, one stands accused of the crime of false testimony and omission of denunciation, and a fifth stands accused of the crime of falsification of a document.

Joana’s mother, Leonor Cipriano, and her uncle, João Cipriano, have been condemned by the Supreme Court of Justice to 16 years in prison each, over the crimes of homicide and concealment of the child’s cadaver.


Original source: Lusa http://noticias.sapo.pt/lusa/artigo/0908848e379ad07f674174.html

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Saturday, 17 January 2009

The Cipriano case: Joana was battered to death by her uncle.

The new witness statement has been written by Marcos Aragão.

Yesterday, the lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia revealed to the press, outside the trial of the five PJ inspectors, a document signed by Léonor Cipriano, in which Joana's mother accuses her brother, João Cipriano, of being the sole perpetrator of the little girl's murder.

In this eight page document, written by hand by the lawyer, Léonor Cipriano explains that her brother convinced her to sell Joana, but that "the people didn't have the money promised (an amount Léonor has not revealed) and João did not hand over the girl.

(To read the complete document click here for the photos or the PDF).

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http://sosmaddie.dhblogs.be/album/nouveau-temoignage-ecrit-par-marcos-aragao/page1/

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http://multimedia.iol.pt/backoffice/oratvi/multimedia/doc/id/13105493//9?r

This umpteenth version is, according to Marcos Aragão, "the true story," Léonor's witness statement recounting exactly what allegedly happened to her daughter Joana, who disappeared in September 2004.

"When Joana left the house, the intention was to hand her over to the people and simulate a kidnapping," the lawyer states, explaining that her uncle, João Cipriano, had taken along the little girl's clothes in a large bag.

According to Marcos Aragão, Joana allegedly heard the whole discussion between João and the buyers, threatening her uncle, "that she was going to tell everything," after which, "he allegedly started battering her, finishing up killing her."

According to this new witness statement, written by Marcos Aragão, Léonor was not present at the time of Joana's death but João Cipriano allegedly confessed his crime to her: when he came home, he tried to hide the murder, but, at Léonor's insistence, who allegedly detected traces of blood on her brother's trousers, João ended up admitting having killed Joana and having hidden the body in a place close to the house before burying it the next day.

Umpteenth version targets Gonçalo Amaral, the former coordinator.

It was outside the trial of the five PJ inspectors that Marcos Aragão Correia - the same lawyer who stated that he had a vision that Maddie's body was in the deep waters of the Arade Dam - chose to present the document to the press, stressing that Léonor, "decided to leave this out and say that she knew nothing," because of, "her brother's threats," but that the confession of her participation in Joana's murder was allegedly made, "under torture," when she was interviewed by the PJ inspectors.

The new version of the events surrounding Joana's death will, meanwhile, be used by Léonor's lawyer to point the finger at former inspector, Gonçalo Amaral, officer for the disappearance and death of Joana in 2004 and of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

In the document which the lawyer wrote and Léonor signed, the former inspector is accused of knowing the truth: "If Mr Amaral knows it, then why did he ask people to beat me up? Why?"

In statements to the Portuguese press, the former coordinator of the PJ's DIC in Portimao, contented himself with saying that Léonor Cipriano was already considered to be a psychopath (see the video by the psychologist Paulo Sargento) and that she was lying, stressing that Joana's mother, as well as her brother João were tried and convicted for Joana's murder, all "the rest was lies being put about."

Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer, António Cabrita, goes further and after having considered that the document presented by Marcos Aragão had no relevance to the ongoing trial against the five inspectors, stated that he did not believe it was Léonor's work, but rather the work of someone else: "an obvious manipulation of the prisoner for other purposes," notably the sullying of Gonçalo Amaral's image.

Review of Léonor's conviction must await the end of Amaral's trial.

The request for review of Léonor and João Cipriano's convictions will await the final result of the trial of the five PJ inspectors, accused of having committed acts of torture during an interrogation, the day after Léonor's confession in the presence of her lawyer at the time.

In November 2005, the two siblings were sentenced, respectively, to 20 years and four months in prison and 19 years and two months. In May 2008, the Supreme Court of Justice reduced the sentences to 16 years and eight months in prison.

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Post  Tezza on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:27 pm

Correio da Manhã

17.01.2009

by Gonçalo Amaral

Joana died...

There is only one truth in that statement, Joana died, the rest is another pack of lies.


Four years ago, a child was murdered at the hands of her mother and her uncle. Her crime was surprising them during sexual activity. Her name was Joana, and apart from being neglected by her mother, she was a victim of sexual abuse.

Yesterday, her mother, who was judicially declared responsible for her death, signed a statement at the Prison of Odemira where she confirms said death, and attributes the responsibility solely to her brother.

There is only one truth in that statement, Joana died, the rest is another pack of lies from a person who was declared a social psychopath and who has been lying to Justice since the first moment.

Contrary to other murdered children, those responsible were taken before justice and condemned over the heinous crime.

For Joanas mother, its not enough to beg for forgiveness, she should stop lying and tell the truth. That will be the moment of true redemption and then Joanas soul will rest in peace.

Joana suffered throughout her life, and at the time of her violent death it wasnt possible to avoid such sacrifices, but we contributed to the fulfilment of justice.

This and other cases make us feel proud about having been policemen, to be able to look into the sky and to say: by the grace of God I was a policeman.

Source: Correio da Manhã, 17.01.2009

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Post  merlynsam on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:31 am

Jornal de Notícias

17.01.2009

by Marisa Rodrigues

Leonor tells everything about Joana’s death

Confession written by the lawyer and signed by Leonor was delivered to the Public Ministry

Leonor Cipriano’s lawyer delivered to the Public Ministry, this Friday, a confession that was signed by Leonor Cipriano, in which she reports the circumstances under which her daughter Joana, aged eight, was supposedly murdered by her uncle, in 2004.

According to the confession, Leonor Cipriano and her brother, João, agreed to sell Joana to a childless couple. The promised money wasn’t delivered. The child realised what was happening and protested. The uncle killed her with slaps to her face and buried the body “up in the hills of Fugueira” (Portimão), in a location that she didn’t reveal and referred towards her brother.

The document, which was written by the lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, and signed by Leonor, was delivered to the Public Ministry in Faro yesterday [Friday], hours before the start of the eighth session of the trial of the five Polícia Judiciária (PJ) investigators. The confession is eight pages long, written on the day before yesterday [Thursday], at the Prison of Odemira, where Leonor is serving the 16 years sentence that she was convicted to, for the homicide and the concealment of the cadaver of her daughter, in co-authorship with her brother.

Marcos Aragão asserts that he wrote “exactly” what the inmate dictated him. “During the visit I sensed that she had something to tell me and I pressured her. That was when she started crying and ended up confessing what had really happened”, he said yesterday [Friday], after delivering a copy of the manuscript to the journalists.

“She can hardly write, but she read everything, agreed and signed”, he said, to justify the fact that the document had been written by him. He decided to deliver the statement because he wants “the body to be found so the child can finally have a decent funeral” and also “for this couple that is mentioned to be investigated, because they could have done the same with another child”, in a clear reference to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

This new version caught Leandro Silva, Leonor’s former partner, by surprise. “I had never heard this story. It’s the first time”, he revealed to JN. He added that it was only yesterday [Friday] that Aragão Correia told him what happened. They were both present at the Public Ministry in Faro, where Leandro was heard in the context of the complaint that he filed against Gonçalo Amaral over aggressions that he says he also suffered at the PJ in Faro.

What happened in the courtroom where the trial of the PJ inspectors in the alleged case of torture of Leonor Cipriano is taking place, ended up being relegated to the background. The session was used merely to avoid the interruption of the production of evidence, which would imply an annulment.

The judge read the deposition made by Marques Vidal, a counsel judge and a former national director of the PJ. A defence witness, he spared the arguidos no praise, classifying them as “serious”, “committed” and of “high level”. During the next session, the director of the Prison of Odemira, Ana Calado, against whom the General Directory of Prison Services has filed a process, will be heard.

At the origin of the inquiry were statements made by António Maia. The former chief of prison guards accused the head of the prison of suggesting the change of a service information sheet that concerned the state in which Leonor was in when she returned to the prison after the interrogation at the PJ.

Original source: Jornal de Notícias, 17.01.2009

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Translation of Leonor Cipriano's Statement

Statement

I the undersigned Leonor Maria Domingos Cipriano, inmate number 34 at the Prison of Odemira, today the 15th of January 2009, confess and swear that this is the entire truth that I know about the disappearance of my daughter Joana Isabel Cipriano Guerreiro – that my brother João Manuel Domingos Cipriano convinced me on the day that he arrived at my house in Figueira (in the early morning of the 12th of September 2004) that I had no financial conditions to care for three children, that they would become miserable persons like myself, without a future and without money and without an education. That he knew a couple that couldn’t have children and that he thought they could be a new family at least for Joana, as Laura and Ruben were too small and everyone would suspect if one of them went missing. About Joana they could say that she was abducted, that Joana would be well cared for, by a family that would give her everything, as they had money that he knew them and guaranteed that they were trustworthy, that they would never hurt Joana, that they only wanted a daughter that they couldn’t have. That Joana would be taken abroad and that I could never see her again personally, but that they would do everything to send me news about her and even send some photos of her when she would be grown. That he (João Cipriano) was my brother and that I could trust him, because he also wanted the best for Joana. That they had to invent a story for Joana’s disappearance, because lawfully I couldn’t give Joana away to this couple as an adoptive daughter in this manner, because the law of Portugal didn’t allow it. But that I shouldn’t worry, because Joana would be very well cared for and it would be the best for her future. At the beginning I refused, but he insisted so much that he managed to make me believe that what he was saying was truly the best for my children. That I would receive a financial help so I could look properly after my two youngest children (Laura and Ruben). That everything would be fine, he would talk to Joana to explain to her what was going to happen, everything had been agreed already. I believed and trusted my brother João Cipriano. He arrived on the 12th for that purpose already. I never met any of the persons that he told me would take Joana abroad. But he always asserted me that they were trustworthy and that he would put his hands into the fire for them. He arranged everything for 8 p.m. Then he asked me to fetch Joana shortly after 6 p.m. from the house of my mother-in-law, Maria de Lurdes David. I went, took Joana home and in front of me he told her that she would have a good surprise on that day, because she was about to go on a great trip. Joana was happy, she wanted to know more, but he didn’t reveal a lot of details to her, that she would find out later. My younger children were playing but they didn’t hear anything, because they were in the living room but further away from us. At 8 p.m. I sent Joana to do the shopping at Pastelaria Célia. As soon as Joana left, João placed some of her clothes in a plastic bag, and never returned either with the bag or with Joana. I knew that he was going to deliver Joana to that couple as soon as she returned home from the shopping, but without entering the house. João told me that we both should make believe that Joana had been abducted by strangers. It was only one and a half hours later that I saw João Cipriano again, but he arrived without money, the money that he told me the couple would give me to help my younger children. I asked him what had happened. At the beginning he didn’t answer me, he only said that everything had gone well. It was only later that I saw blood on the lower part of his trousers. I was alarmed. I asked him about Joana. Then he told me that things had not gone well. That the “guys” (citation) didn’t have the money. That Joana knew about everything already, that he had told her that she was going to spend holidays in Spain with a couple that were his friends. That she then heard the verbal fight between him (João) and the “guys” and realised that she was “going for good”. That they didn’t take her because he didn’t give her away because there was no money. That he sent the “guys” away and the Joana started to say that she was going to tell everything. That he slapped her in the face. That she protested even more. That he slapped her again, but she wouldn’t shut up. That he lost control and the girl had died. That the body was hidden for him to dispose of it later. I panicked. But he told me it was no use anymore, that if someone heard me we would both go to jail, because we were both into it. I screamed at him that I didn’t kill Joana, he replied that if I didn’t kill her at least I wanted to sell her. After a big verbal fight, I agreed to say nothing. Later on, he told me that he had buried the body “up in the hills of Figueira”. I was scared. I cried very hard for my daughter. I prayed for her. I know that I didn’t kill her. But I was afraid of being arrested because I tried to sell Joana. I only wanted the best for her. But people might not understand. I decided since then that I never went through any of that, and that I would always say that I didn’t know anything, just like my murderous brother said that he would do. I couldn’t bring Joana back anymore. When I was spanked by the Polícia Judiciária, which is true that I was just like I said at the Court in Faro, I signed what they wanted me to sign, I didn’t even read what it was. I never said anything, I just said what they wanted, what they wrote, which I only found out later what it was. I didn’t kill Joana. Mr Gonçalo Amaral knows that, then why did he order them to spank me? Why? Why am I in prison for the murder of my daughter Joana? Why? I didn’t kill her! Who killed her (…)

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January 18, 2009

Leonor tells everything about Joanas death



Confession written by the lawyer and signed by Leonor was delivered to the Public Ministry

by Marisa Rodrigues

Leonor Ciprianos lawyer delivered to the Public Ministry, this Friday, a confession that was signed by Leonor Cipriano, in which she reports the circumstances under which her daughter Joana, aged eight, was supposedly murdered by her uncle, in 2004.

According to the confession, Leonor Cipriano and her brother, João, agreed to sell Joana to a childless couple. The promised money wasnt delivered. The child realised what was happening and protested. The uncle killed her with slaps to her face and buried the body up in the hills of Fugueira (Portimão), in a location that she didnt reveal and referred towards her brother.

The document, which was written by the lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, and signed by Leonor, was delivered to the Public Ministry in Faro yesterday [Friday], hours before the start of the eighth session of the trial of the five Polícia Judiciária (PJ) investigators. The confession is eight pages long, written on the day before yesterday [Thursday], at the Prison of Odemira, where Leonor is serving the 16 years sentence that she was convicted to, for the homicide and the concealment of the cadaver of her daughter, in co-authorship with her brother.

Marcos Aragão asserts that he wrote exactly what the inmate dictated him.
During the visit I sensed that she had something to tell me and I pressured her. That was when she started crying and ended up confessing what had really happened, he said yesterday [Friday], after delivering a copy of the manuscript to the journalists.

She can hardly write, but she read everything, agreed and signed, he said, to justify the fact that the document had been written by him. He decided to deliver the statement because he wants the body to be found so the child can finally have a decent funeral and also for this couple that is mentioned to be investigated, because they could have done the same with another child, in a clear reference to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.



she is with WS RS they wanted a child


portugal smugller the beginning of the end


two people who took her will return the child forgive them punish the man they paid




This new version caught Leandro Silva, Leonors former partner, by surprise. I had never heard this story. Its the first time, he revealed to JN.

He added that it was only yesterday [Friday] that Aragão Correia told him what happened. They were both present at the Public Ministry in Faro, where Leandro was heard in the context of the complaint that he filed against Gonçalo Amaral over aggressions that he says he also suffered at the PJ in Faro.

What happened in the courtroom where the trial of the PJ inspectors in the alleged case of torture of Leonor Cipriano is taking place, ended up being relegated to the background. The session was used merely to avoid the interruption of the production of evidence, which would imply an annulment.

The judge read the deposition made by Marques Vidal, a counsel judge and a former national director of the PJ. A defence witness, he spared the arguidos no praise, classifying them as serious committed and of high level.

During the next session, the director of the Prison of Odemira, Ana Calado, against whom the General Directory of Prison Services has filed a process, will be heard.

At the origin of the inquiry were statements made by António Maia. The former chief of prison guards accused the head of the prison of suggesting the change of a service information sheet that concerned the state in which Leonor was in when she returned to the prison after the interrogation at the PJ.


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21 January 2009

Appeal for "a dignified funeral" for Joana

PJ inspectors who investigated the case want to find the body

After Leonor Cipriano admitted that her daughter is dead and buried "in the hills of Figueira", Pereira Cristóvão and his colleagues appeal for the precise location to be revealed

by Miguel Marujo

The Portuguese society owes little Joana a final gesture: "To find her body and to give her a dignified funeral". The appeal is made by Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, a former Polícia Judiciária inspector who was involved in the case investigation, now that Leonor Cipriano, Joana's mother, confessed that the eight-year-old child was killed and buried "up in the hills of Figueira".

The idea for this appeal was "born from the moment when, for the first time in four years, Leonor Cipriano admitted what the investigation concluded" at that time, Pereira Cristóvão explains to 24Horas.

The former inspector, who authored a book about the case, is accompanied in this willingness by his colleagues who were on location investigating the case in 2004, Marques Bom, Leonel Marques and Gonçalo Amaral.

Last Friday, Leonor Cipriano's lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, publicised a written confession in which Joana's mother admitted that her brother, João, killed the child with slaps in the face and then buried her.

"Now we have the assumption of a death, even if imputed on the brother, but what is important is to find what's left of Joana's body, in order to give her a funeral", says Pereira Cristóvão.

In order for this to happen, there is only one way: "The media themselves have to start raising the issue, to awaken a collective will to exert pressure. Maybe this will prompt another letter in which she [Leonor] says something more", the former inspector ironises.

An appeal made as citizens, not as policemen

Pereira Cristóvão insists on stressing that what motivates them is not revenge over Leonor's accusation of alleged torture, when she was arrested in September 2004, which is presently on trial. And that they do this as citizens, he and his colleagues, not as policemen.

"This has nothing to do with the process, or with the accusations. What moves me, what motivates us, is an issue of humanity. We owe this to that child, all of us, as a society, have misbehaved. We owe this last great favour to Joana", explains the author of "A Estrela de Joana".

For the time being, the police authorities can't do anything, Pereira Cristóvão explains. "The police can only act within a criminal process" and Joana's homicide has already been tried. "Until then, until we know where the body is, it will be us who have to exert pressure."

The court accepted that the case had been proved and condemned Leonor and João Cipriano over the child's death. But the body was never found.

In the written confession that the mother has now made public, through her lawyer, Leonor says that only her brother João knows the precise location where the mortal remains rest.

Leonor still has to say where the body is located

It's almost impossible to find the location where Joana Cipriano's body was buried unless her uncle or her mother inform about it, admits Paulo Pereira Cristóvão, who participated in the investigations into the disappearance of the little girl in 2004.

According to the former PJ inspector, Leonor Cipriano "is giving a signal" by indicating that Joana's burial place is located "up in the hills of Figueira", in Portimão. But this indication is insufficient.

"It's endless kilometres, back at the time we searched it all, wells and water mills, some were out of use, even with divers. But it's impossible to search 40 or 50 square kilometres, there are no human and technical means to do that", Pereira Cristóvão explains to 24Horas.

If the Polícia Judiciária decided to search the terrain thoroughly now, those would be mere "tourist tours of Figueira". The authorities "have no matter to open a search process". For the time being, "it doesn't fit the police procedures". Furthermore, "there are no means" to carry out that possible search.

No dates for the project

Only if Leonor Cipriano "talks about a specific location can the police means act immediately".

Therefore, the four inspectors who wish to carry out a dignified funeral for Joana don't advance a deadline for their initiative. It will depend on Leonor - or her brother, João - to pinpoint the exact location where the little girl's body was buried, "in the immensity of the hills of Figueira", as Pereira Cristóvão describes it.


Source: 24 Horas, 21.01.2009



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