Today, the 15th of June, my appeal
against the sentence that has recently
been produced in the trial concerning my
book, "Maddie, A Verdade da Mentira",
was filed at the Civil Court of
Now I serenely await the Appellate
Court's decision, reaffirming my
confidence in Portuguese Justice.
The wave of solidarity that was
generated to support me has been very
moving and makes me feel extremely
humble. I am so very grateful to each
and every one of you, who have supported
me and continue to do so; none of this
would have been possible without you.
Winston Churchill said: "All the great
things are simple, and many can be
expressed in a single word: freedom;
justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope."
Truth is also simple. It is truth that
guides me, and it will continue to do
so, in its simplicity and greatness.
Thank you very much.
Gonçalo de Sousa Amaral