The final allegations in the Case of E-mails continued this Thursday, with Nuno Brandão, lawyer of Francisco J. Marques, who was the primary to take the ground, in a deposition the place he started by taking inventory of this complete course of. The college professor praised the collective of judges, the general public prosecutor and town the place it was potential to be in court docket with attorneys from Benfica and Luís Filipe Vieira. Despite this, Nuno Brandão considers that the defendants have entered an unfair struggle, as a result of they’ve discovered themselves on this street for a very long time with many resolution makers included in Benfica. “These defendants are in an incomprehensible state of affairs. They are in notably unfavorable circumstances, due to the best way these processes are carried out in Court. This course of has many penalties. There is one other course of, the 5340 , there may be an ERC course of, there’s a civil course of. And I need to inform you that the bottom is kind of steep. In a rustic with many supporters of assistants [Benfica e Vieira], the reality is that we’ve got this destiny. A decide in a civil case introduced himself as a Benfica fan, the decide of the Court of Appeal, additionally a Benfica fan and golden eagle. Then the rapporteur of the ERC, additionally a supporter of Benfica… All this makes life troublesome for the accused”, shot the lawyer, earlier than noting that even the media itself confirmed extra curiosity in the assistants than of the defendants: “This trial listening to is symptomatic. Yesterday, when the protection allegations of the assistants have been scheduled, there have been many individuals, in the present day, generally known as the protection of the accused, we’ve got reporters right here, however much less. Media curiosity can be unbalanced and these days it additionally has implications for public opinion”. Before Benfica’s SAD, Rui Costa, Vieira, Soares de Oliveira, José Eduardo Moniz and Nuno Gaioso have been made defendants and their potential conviction, Nuno Brandão left a warning : “These are the statements that get outdated. One day we’ll attain the second that in different circumstances Benfica will probably be punished, for the info, with legal, sports activities penalties. These are statements that get outdated. The e-mails reveal numerous filth. There are many reprehensible or unethical info that will by no means be identified with out the dissemination of those emails”.
Nuno Brandão sought to dissolve the accusation, denying that Benfica might complain, as a result of the legislation solely refers back to the violation of the privateness of people and never of collective societies. In addition, he defined why he thought-about that, opposite to what the legislation describes, there is no such thing as a violation of “telecommunications”: “For many years it has been understood that letters are violated if they don’t exist, as digital The letters have reached the addressee”.
The lawyer of J. Marques additionally confused that there’s a actual public curiosity in disclosing the emails, even whether it is for these accountable at Benfica to “achieve disgrace” and cease “unhealthy and inappropriate habits”. “Disclosure has the potential to cut back the chance of constant improper habits”, he confused, later including that defendants naturally defend their very own pursuits.
“If we’ve got a membership that behaves badly in order to win, it’ll hurt third events, the opponents. The sufferer will defend the general public curiosity and on the identical time their very own curiosity, in this case the curiosity of their golf equipment. The recordsdata have been handed over to the authorities. I perceive Benfica’s concern about the success of the legal investigation directed towards them. In the e-mole course of they’re looking for out about the method that -investigate Benfica. But what they need is that the emails could also be buried . In any case, the chronology reveals that it was not these disclosures that put Benfica on alert that the pc system was damaged”.
Nuno Brandão additionally recalled the criticism of the attorneys of the assistants who realized that the accused wouldn’t repent. “Criminal proceedings should not used to clear sins. J. Marques revealed to the Court that he acted satisfied that what he did was in favor of the general public curiosity. Did he not specific regret? But the Court is just not an instance to purify souls”, he continued.