Christian Brueckner wrote the letter from his cell in Germany.
Madeleine McCann went missing in 2007 at the age of 3 while she was on holiday in Portugal with her family. Since then, her parents Kate and Gerry have been persistently searching for the little girl. Despite their efforts, the mystery behind the disappearance of Madeleine McCann continues to remain unsolved. Recently, the primary suspect, Christian Brueckner, broke his silence and told the authorities it was time for them to give up.
According to Metro, the 44-year-old suspect claimed that the investigation against him in McCann's case was "scandalous" through a letter written from his cell in Germany.
"Charging an accused is one thing. Something completely different, namely an unbelievable scandal, is when a public prosecutor starts a public prejudgement campaign before the main proceedings are opened," wrote the man in the signed letter dated May 8, 2021.
‘I’m persecuted’ – Suspect in Madeleine McCann case writes statement from prison cell https://t.co/mxBCBrqVFg— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) June 15, 2021
The letter which was just obtained by the German newspaper Bild further stated, "Freedom of expression is not a basic right so that everyone can say and write what they want. Freedom of expression does not protect the majority. It protects the minority. It does not protect the most logical, most convincing or most popular views, but rather the outsider position."
Brueckner, who is a convicted pedophile, challenged the prosecutors to resign from their offices. He added, "You both prove worldwide, through arbitrary convictions in the past and through scandalous prejudgement campaigns in the present, that you are unsuitable for the office of an 'advocate for the honest and trusting German people' and that you bring shame to the German legal system."
Prime suspect in Madeleine McCann case breaks silence https://t.co/OgqSl8b8f9— Newshub (@NewshubNZ) June 14, 2021
The letter also came with a drawing that depicted the two prosecutors ordering food in a restaurant. As per the sketch, one of them stated, "I’ll take the filet forensics," while the other claimed, "Yummy, me too."
It is believed that the sketch refers to prosecutor Hans Wolter's claim of not having any forensic evidence to connect Brueckner to McCann's missing case. The prosecutors have repeatedly stated that they have no concrete evidence against the suspect.
It's been a year since police named the prime suspect in the investigation https://t.co/3VLovBNgz1— Metro (@MetroUK) June 7, 2021
Despite the lack of sufficient pieces of evidence, Wolter stated, "I am optimistic we will solve this case," according to Mirror. However, he refrained from disclosing any details. Meanwhile, according to the Evening Standard, the Metropolitan Police claimed that there was no "definitive evidence whether she is alive or dead."
Brueckner was named the primary suspect in the missing case in June 2020. As a result, the authorities searched the man's properties for clues to connect him to the case. In July 2020, they dug up an allotment in Hanover, Germany, where he used to stay. However, Wolter stated, "Since Christian B did not have the allotment at the time of Maddie’s disappearance, he could not have buried a body there."
The news comes as a clairvoyant announced that he believes he knows the location of where Madeleine McCann's body is buried.https://t.co/r01dy4pQo3— EVOKE (@EVOKE) June 7, 2021
As per the records, Brueckner lived on and off in Portugal for about 22 years. Though he has been arrested for exposing himself to children and was extradited from Portugal for sexual crimes against children, the man was never placed on the country's sexual offenders register.
On the other hand, McCann's parents, who recently honoured their daughter on what would have been her 18th birthday, stated, "As we have said repeatedly, we need to know what has happened to our lovely daughter, no matter what. We are very grateful to the police for their continued efforts. We hang on to the hope, however small, that we will see Madeleine again."
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