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Parents of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal in 2007, lose a case against the Portuguese police |  Globalism

Parents of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal in 2007, lose a case against the Portuguese police | Globalism

parents Madeleine McCannThe British girl who disappeared in 2007 in a hotel room in Portugal has lost a case against a Portuguese police officer at the European Court of Human Rights.

On May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann, then only 3 years old, disappeared from her bedroom in the apartment where her family was staying in Praia da Luz, southern Portugal. The girl’s parents, Kate and Jerry McCann, were eating with friends in a restaurant a few meters from their room. When they returned, they saw that the daughter was no longer there.

To this day, after 15 years, the girl has never been found, and the Portuguese police have not yet closed the case file..

The McCanns appealed to European justice after Portugal’s Supreme Court rejected the couple’s defamation charge against police officer Gonzalo Amaral, who worked on the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance in 2007. In a book he wrote on the case, Amaral suggested that Madi’s parents were involved. in disappearance.

But, this Tuesday (20), the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Portuguese judge gave a fair trial of the case.

Kate and Jerry McCann display a computer-generated image that mimics what Madeleine McCann looked like at the time, in a photo taken May 2, 2012 – Photo: Reuters/Andrew Winning

In September 2007, police questioned Jerry and Kate McCann as co-defendants. However, the following July, the Portuguese police dropped the investigation for lack of evidence and acquitted the McCanns of any involvement.

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