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Libel trial in Lisbon - Day 1

The following Reports are based on actual events at the libel hearings. We are as always indebted to Anne Guedes for taking the time to both attend the hearings and to compile these Reports.  Thank you Anne  8@??)(
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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 05:54:33 PM »
Libel trial Day 1 Witness No 1

Susan Hubbard (Midwife) evidence.


Anne has asked me to post the document in her absence. 


Libel trial McCann v Gonšalo Amaral - Day 1

The testimony as it happened...

 (12.09.2013, 11am) Susan Hubbard Occupation midwife. She speaks in a combination of Portuguese (more) and English (less). Mrs Hubbard admits her friendship with Kate McCann can influence her evidence.

1) McCann family lawyer is the first to question the witness.

ID ľ  In this trial we're discussing the effects on the McCann family of the publication of GA's book and the documentary inspired by this book. As a close friend of KMC, can you tell how this family reacted to the thesis of the book?
SH answers that they are very strong persons, but any claims that their daughter is dead is terrible for them because it means she isn't looked for any more. She says the book finishes like it starts, not offering an alternative theory.

One of the defence lawyers asks precise questions and answers. The judge overrules.




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Readers are warned that this court Report is not a verbatim account of events but is merely a summary. 
As the content is sourced via a third party and although checks are made, the forum cannot guarantee
its veracity.  All reports are made in good faith.


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Offline Sherlock Holmes

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 06:23:24 PM »
Thanks for the document, Anne

Keep up the good work!

Redblossom

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 06:56:42 PM »
Thank you Anne and John

Lyall

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »
Thanks Anne. Very informative 8((()*/

Offline Angelo222

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 01:49:35 PM »
Its very useful to get a word for word report on events since when the press are allowed in you usually get their interpretation rather than what was said.  The press were somewhat peeved on friday that they had nothing to send back to their editors.  Shame for them poor dears!!   @)(++(*
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Online stephen25000

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 01:53:44 PM »
Yes Anne.

Thanks for the good work and information you have supplied.

 8@??)(
The McCanns were solely responsible for their childcare arrangements and there is no one else to blame.

S and S, two more amateurs making money from a disappeared child, and clearly without a clue.

Offline Mr Moderator

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 01:58:26 PM »
I note that Anne's report has been downloaded 488 times so far which goes to show the tremendous interest that the trial has generated.  I look forward to reading the next part.



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Offline Angelo222

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 02:11:30 PM »
Anne better watch in case the lady judge boots her out too.   8)-)))  @)(++(*
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De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

AnneGuedes

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 04:39:01 PM »
Thank you all for being grateful !
I sent John for editing/correcting Emma Loach's and David Edgar's statements.
I'll "send" David Trickey and Angus McBride to-night.

Offline Carana

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 08:54:53 PM »
Thanks Anne. Just reading your summary now.

Online John

Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 12:13:42 AM »
Libel trial Day 1 Witness No 2

 Emma Loach (Documentary film maker) evidence.



Libel Trial > McCann v Gonšalo Amaral - Day 1  Witness No 2


The session was delayed because a journalist (TVI) was caught recording the session on her cell phone, the fear, according to the judge, being that it interferes with the Court's own recording.  It seems that although the phone was "active" it wasn't recording.  In any event, this incident had to be reported and dictating to the clerk which all takes time. All this appeared to be very much of an aside since many cell phones were on in the court room (switching ones phone off completely seems to equate to an amputation). 

The testimony as it happened...

(12.09.2013, 3pm) Emma Loach is a documentary film maker and gives evidence in English. The interpreter translates the lawyers' questions for EL and then translates her responses from English to Portuguese for the lawyers and the judge who, in fact, do understand to the extent that they sometimes helped the interpreter, an English lady.


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Important Notice
Readers are warned that this court Report is not a verbatim account of events but is merely a summary. 
As the content is sourced via a third party and although checks are made, the forum cannot guarantee
its veracity.  All reports are made in good faith.

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Lyall

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 12:42:43 AM »
Thanks Anne and John ?{)(** Very interesting reading. A few incorrect things said by this witness imo. Noticeable also that they're not mentioning the newspapers.

AnneGuedes

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 01:03:13 AM »
Thanks Anne and John ?{)(** Very interesting reading. A few incorrect things said by this witness imo. Noticeable also that they're not mentioning the newspapers.
Yes, Ms Loach said a few incorrect things as if rightness wasn't at stake. Mrs Hubbard would turn her head once in a while to check whether what she said was helpful, but Ms Loach never did it and pronounced what I felt was a declaration of faith.

Lyall

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Re: McCann v Gonšalo Amaral Libel Trial in Lisbon - Day 1 (3 witnesses)
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 01:30:10 AM »
Faith is definitely the right word Anne I think.

Emma Loach seems to have forgotten her own film. As arguidos they couldn't speak? But they do speak in that film >@@(*&)