sábado, 23 de febrero de 2008

The Portuguese police should be investigated by the European Court of Human Rights

Portugal: A tradition of paedophilia, hard core perversion, criminality and corruption, at the highest level of government and society.

When Pina "Pia" Manique founded Casa Pia in 1780 after the great earthquake of 1755 in Portugal, she did not foresee that her humanitarian social endeavour would become a symbol of national perversion and paedophilia in contemporary Portuguese society. For more than three centuries thousands of young boys and girls grew up at Casa Pia and became to be known as "casapianos." Casa Pia is the largest educational institution in Portugal dedicated to help youngsters in risk of social exclusion, or without parental support. The institution is made up of ten schools with an enrolment of approximately 4700 young students. In addition to standard schooling, Casa Pia also provides boarding for children in need and it strives to enable them to become healthy and successful members of society by developing their intellectual, manual abilities, and physical traits in a positive environment promoting spiritual, moral, and religious values. Casa Pia is proud to have had amongst its student’s famous personalities, writers, artists, journalists, outstanding government officials, and others.

The paedophilia scandal

Although reports of sexual abuse against children in Portugal go back to before 1970 while the Estado Novo (New State) authoritarian regime was still in power, it was around that time period the paedophile activity in Portuguese society started to be known more than before. The paedophilia scandal at Casa Pia had a major effect in helping to raise public awareness on the general sexual abuse of children. The number of violent rape and other sexual abuses against children soared after the scandal was revealed and made public. Different reports following journalist investigations, showed evidence pointing directly at wealthy and influential high society paedophile members, who targeted children at Casa Pia under the care and responsibility by officials. The paedophile activities lasted for at least 30 years and were covered up by successive governments loyal to the corrupt rich and powerful. Since the scandal erupted, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security confirmed that hundreds of innocent children from Casa Pia were sexually abused at private homes, where they had been taken with the complicity by employees responsible for the security and care of the children. Many children victims of the perversion were either deaf or mute. Once the scandal was made public, Teresa Costa Macedo, a former Secretary of State revealed that she knew about the sexual abuse of children throughout the 1970s and 1980s, by very wealthy and influential people in Portuguese society. According to her own statements, she told Antonio Ramalho Eanes, President of Portugal from 1976-1986, about the criminal activity but he refused to act despite the overwhelming evidence. After the arrest of Carlos Silvino ("Bibi") for his participation in the criminal activity while he was a caretaker at Casa Pia, Mrs. Macedo said that "he was only an instrument element in a huge paedophile network that involved important people in the judiciary, the police, well known politicians, and a host of government members at different levels. It wasn't just him. He was a procurer of children for well known people in our country," she said. "Bibi" was jailed on charges of raping 600 children. Mrs. Macedo also said that she handed police "many photographs depicting the many methods used to spirit children out of the orphanage, plus testimonies of children who identified the individuals who had assaulted them sexually on several occasions." Meanwhile, press reports informed that many explicit and highly disturbing photographs were found at a former ambassador's house, Jorge Ritto. In addition, when police investigators went to Ritto's house they found frighten children locked up in a room who had been missing for several months from Casa Pia.

The case of Joanna Cipriano

Joanna Cipriano was (or still is) a native Portuguese girl who was eight years of age at the time of her abduction and disappearance in the Village of Figueira, Portugal on September 12, 2004. The village of Figueira is only seven miles away from Praia da Luz which is where Madeleine Mc Cann was abducted and disappeared on the night of May 3, 2007. In both cases, the parents launched large media campaigns in an effort to find their daughters and in the two cases, the police did not find the missing girls but accused the mothers of killing their daughters without having any evidence to sustain the accusations. In both cases the parents were declared "arguidos" (suspects). After a supposed investigation conducted by the Portuguese Judiciary Police (Policia Judiciaria) Joanna was assumed to have been murdered by her mother although there was no evidence to support the bogus claim, nor her body was ever found. The accusation of the Portuguese police ended with the arrest and conviction for murder of Leonor and Joao Cipriano. The Portuguese police and the prosecutor claimed that Joanna was murder because she saw her mother and Joao in bed having sex. Joao and Leonor Cipriano have declared categorically that they did not murder Joanna, are not responsible for her mysterious disappearance, but believe she was abducted on orders by an international paedophile organisation and taken out of the country to an unknown destination. This same theory has been applied on the case of Madeleine Mc Cann to explain her abduction and mysterious disappearance.

Mark Williams Thomas, a British child protection specialist, believes that Joanna Cipriano and Madeleine Mc Cann cases are related, and said that the disappearance of two children unknown to each other within a period of three years in a seven mile radius, would be a huge coincidence, especially considering that Portugal is a small country with very few abductions. Mr. Thomas may be absolutely correct about his assessment of the two cases.

Leonor Cipriano forcibly admitted killing her daughter but only after 72 hours of continuous interrogations, severe beatings, and different types of physical torture that included forcing her to kneel on broken glass until she bled, and being thrown down a stair way by police officers. She admitted the accusations just to avoid more brutal torture and interrogations. Since these extra judicial acts occurred, Goncalo Amaral and four other Portuguese police officers have been charged with criminal offences as a result of their illegal conduct against defendant Leonor Cipriano.

Despite the well known background of Goncalo Amaral in relation to the Cipriano case, he was assigned to the Madeleine Mc Cann abduction investigation. Why was he really assigned to the case? Like in Joanna's case of which Amaral was in charge, police officers under his direction failed to seal off the area where Madeleine was, in addition to many other blunders that made possible her abduction a successful criminal plan. And just like in the Cipriano case, the police personnel under his leadership did not focus on finding the missing girl but instead, on accusing her mother and abruptly declaring her "arguido." Can all of these facts be coincidental? Decide for yourself by using common sense...


Paedophilia is a social phenomenon well entrenched and widely spread in Portugal and by extension in Spain too, consequently with their idiosyncratic and "cultural" similarities. It is the sick manifestation of individuals whose psychical and spiritual condition deep-rooted innately in thorough immorality and perversion became constitutive of a personal burden seeking selfish relief through the abominable and cowardly act, of abusing sexually a vulnerable innocent child. Those who thoroughly know and understand the Spanish "culture," will inevitably connect it to the Portuguese in matters of this nature because of the great similarities between them, including that which relates to past highly authoritarian and oppressive regimes, whose ideological base was linked to religious Puritanism and forms of government identified with neo-fascist traits, rather than democratic. Francisco Franco of Spain and Antonio de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal are two good examples of ruthless regimes of that type. These authoritarian, backward and unpopular rulers dictated with an iron fist for decades, contributing thereby to the creation of "cultures" that subverted natural good principles and values, and replaced them with warped and sick mentalities capable of perpetrating the worst heinous crimes, such as raping and murdering an innocent child. It is not an exaggeration to state that paedophiles are a product of fascism.

It is under this sordid, evil, satanic, disgusting and very sick social background reality in Portugal, that different abductions and disappearance of children --including Madeleine Mc Cann-- connected with paedophile organisations known to the Portuguese officialdom, took place there as part of a long and entrench tradition of perversion and criminality which those who benefit from it don't want to see ending. On the basis of the facts connected with the reckless and intended Portuguese police performance on the case, the author believes that it is them who have the many unanswered questions regarding the well-planned abduction of Madeleine Mc Cann on the night of May 3, 2006 in Praia da Luz. The Portuguese police should be investigated thoroughly by the European Court of Human Rights.