Muammar Gaddafi sent a letter to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in search of support
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez voiced on Monday once again his support to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and rebutted the possibility of underwriting a National Transitional Council in Libya.
In a cabinet meeting aired during an obligatory simultaneous broadcast, the Venezuelan Head of State referred himself to a letter forwarded by Gaddafi through the secretary of the People's Committee for Finance and Planning Abdul Hafid Al Zleitni.
The envoy met on Monday with Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro. The meeting was also attended by Libyan Minister of Communications and Transport Mohamed Zydan.
In the letter, the Libyan leader asked the Venezuelan government to join efforts against the council.
Venezuelan authorities, Chávez replied, "do not recognize such a mime like the transitional council" which must be composed of "a group of terrorists."
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.