Nelson Willy Mejía Mejía

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

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

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]


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