Napoleón Nassar Herrera

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Napoleón Nassar Herrera (also: Nazar) is a Honduran military officer who worked in the controversial Battalion 3-16[1][2] who successively became leader of the General Department of Criminal Investigation (DGIC),[3] high Commissioner of Police for the north-west region in the Manuel Zelaya government,[2] and one of the Secretary of Security's spokespeople in the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti.[4][5]

Civil career[edit]

As of late 2005, during the Ricardo Maduro presidency, Nassar was leader of the General Department of Criminal Investigation (DGIC).[3] On 5 June 2005, agents from the DGIC put a community leader who had been stabbed and wounded on his face, neck, back, sides and hands by paramilitaries, Feliciano Pineda, into chains and imprisoned him in Gracias.[3]

During the Manuel Zelaya presidency, Nassar was high Commissioner of Police for the north-west region.[1][2]

In the government of Roberto Micheletti following the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis, Nassar became one of the Secretary of Security's spokespeople for communicating with protestors ((Spanish): une de los designados por la Secretaría de Seguridad para el diálogo).[4] Following police violence against thousands of demonstrators from the Copán and Santa Bárbara regions campaigning on 17 July 2009 for a new law about mineral resources, Nassar stated that for anyone who felt aggrieved, prosecutors and human rights exist.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holland, Clifton L. (June 2006). "Honduras - Human Rights Workers Denounce Battalion 3-16 Participation in Zelaya Government" (pdf). Mesoamérica Institute for Central American Studies. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b c Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (February 2007). "Hnd - Solicitan al Presidente Zelaya la destitución de integrantes del Batallón 3-16 nombrados en el Ministerio del Interior". Nizkor. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ a b c "Community Member Shot - Action Alert". Global Exchange. 2005-06-19. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ a b Leiva, Noe (2009-08-02). "No se avizora el fin de la crisis hondureña". El Nuevo Herald/AFP. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ a b (Spanish) Mejía, Lilian; Mauricio Pérez; Carlos Girón (2009-07-18). "Pobladores Exigen Nueva Ley De Minería: 71 Detenidos Y 12 Heridos En Batalla Campal". MAC: Mines and Communities. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-07.