Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía

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Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía is a Honduran military officer who worked in the controversial Battalion 3-16[1][2][3] and government employee who is currently Director-General of Immigration.[1][2][3][4]

Military career[edit]

Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía was one of the at least 19 members of the death squad Intelligence Battalion 3-16 who trained at the School of the Americas (SOA) in the United States. He was also an instructor at the SOA.[1] The human rights NGO COFADEH stated that during the 1980s, Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía was responsible for "7 thousand profiles" of persecuted Hondurans who later disappeared.[2]

In February 1998, a judge in Honduras seized Battalion 3-16 files for use in a trial against Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía.[5]

Civil career[edit]

Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía was appointed Director-General of Immigration in the interim government of Roberto Micheletti, following the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hodge, James; Linda Cooper (2009-07-14). "U.S. continues to train Honduran soldiers". National Catholic Reporter. Archived from the original on 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Comunicado" (in Spanish). COFADEH. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b c Sullivan, Lisa (2009-07-08). "SOA Watch Accompanying Resistance in Honduras". School of the Americas Watch. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Reanudan venta de citas para emisión de pasaportes" (in Spanish). La Tribuna. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Judge says colonel covered by amnesty". Honduras This Week. 1998-02-23. Retrieved 2009-08-05.