Troops catch six students protesting at Cuban Embassy in Venezuela
The university students intended to deliver a letter at the Cuban Embassy requesting information about the health status of President Hugo Chávez
The students were captured and driven to an unknown detention center shortly as soon as they arrived.
Later on, a larger group of 50 students showed up in the scene. All of them would take part in the action. More than 100 troops were waiting for them at the embassy.
The troops not only captured and prevented the students from delivering their letter, but also hurt two press photographers, including Edsaú Olivares, of daily newspaper El Universal. Their press materials were seized.
With reporting by Reyes Theis
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.