Soon after the world’s press shared dramatic images of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being dragged unceremoniously from the embassy of Ecuador in London, new ‘confidential’ files were released onto the Wikileaks website, including the final police report on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
As leader writer and university lecturer André Ventura has explained, the document really doesn’t reveal anything new, or even ‘special’.
But what leaps out, or at least has for him, “is the immediate conclusion that when politicians start trying to control the path of justice, things rarely work” as they should.
“ Why did the British embassy concern itself so much with a criminal investigation? Ventura queries. “Will it concern itself as much whenever a British national suffers or causes a crime in Portugal?
“Why did British authorities, particularly its prime minister, want the resignation of Inspector Gonçalo Amaral at all costs?
“At the same time we have to ask ourselves why did Portugal agree, in the middle of so much pressure, to send DNA analysis collected to a British laboratory?
“And why did information circulate that it was totally compatible with the DNA of little Madeleine when, in truth, the samples were extraordinarily insufficient?”
The popular contributor to tabloid Correio da Manhã continues with his questions, showing that if nothing else, the Wikileaks ‘deluge’ post-Assange’s arrest has served to up-the-ante on debate that was already going strong, thanks to an again ‘fairly-unremarkable-in-terms-of-revelations’ documentary (click here).
As various theories are revisited, it has to be remembered that we’re fast approaching the 12th anniversary of the day three-year-old Madeleine disappeared without trace.