Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos appealed the sentence of the Court of Sintra on the case for alleged offenses against the good name she moved against former MEP Ana Gomes.
According to the text of the appeal, Isabel dos Santos “challenges the decision given because she considers, in the first analysis, that the sentence is null”.
On January 16, the Sintra Court rejected the civil suit filed by Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos against former MEP Ana Gomes for considering “the right to freedom of expression and information for the defendant [Ana Gomes] shall prevail over the applicant’s personality rights (reputation and good name) (Isabel dos Santos).
At stake were several online publications and statements by the former MEP, including a message on the social network Twitter released on October 14, reacting to an interview by the Angolan businesswoman with the Lusa agency.
“Isabel dos Santos is very indebted because, when settling her debts, she was fed up! And (…) Banco de Portugal doesn’t want to see …”, wrote Ana Gomes on Twitter.
The civil action demanded the withdrawal of publications and the appeal insists on this idea.
“The tweets in question should be removed under pain of being faced with a continuous and irreversible damage in the Applicant’s legal sphere [Isabel dos Santos], having the Defendant [Ana Gomes], in its availability the possibility to proceed with the withdrawal of publications online “, the document reads.