Lucilia Gago is another 'lady not for turning'. Image: Miguel A. Lopes/ Lusa
Lucilia Gago is another 'lady not for turning'. Image: Miguel A. Lopes/ Lusa

Public prosecutors will remain “steadfast” in face of those who want to “discredit” and “destroy” them

In a statement without drawing allusions, Attorney General Lucília Gago has today maintained that public prosecutors will remain “steadfast” in the face of those “who want to discredit and destroy” them. Ms Gago was speaking at a conference on transparency and integrity in sport, but took the opportunity to extend the theme into wider life just as the prime minister’s comments about his treatment by the justice system were being circulated. The top justice official is “well aware of the responsibility of the Public Prosecutor’s Office as a judiciary, which will always be exercised with objectivity, and assumed within a framework of permanent commitment to ensuring the creation of a free, just and supportive society”.