Speaking with Newsday yesterday a female official, who wished not to reveal her identity claimed the Embassy did not receive any official information on the circumstances surrounding why he was detained.
She also claimed they were not sure about Baduel’s whereabouts, whether or not he was still in Trinidad. Newsday was reliably informed that on Saturday, Baduel arrived in the country and met Sunday morning with Venezuelan students who currently reside in Woodbrook and St James, where he held discussions for almost three hours.
No disclosure was however made about the contents of that meeting.
The students are said to be in Trinidad learning English.
However, according to a report Baduel’s attorney Omar Mora Tosta said Baduel visited Trinidad following an invitation from the international media to “denounce human rights abuses, and attacks on his father”.
According to Acting Commissioner of Police, James Philbert, Baduel was detained because of information they had received about him, but he was subsequently released because of his legal entry into the country.