Alleged Trafficking Kingpin Faces Deportation, Even as Case Against Him Unravels
|07/13/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
An Italian court has ruled that an Eritrean man, Medhane Tesfamariam Berhe, who was thought to be a human trafficking kingpin is a victim of mistaken identity, but he now faces deportation.
Medhane had been imprisoned in Italy since 2016, when he was extradited from Sudan. For more than three years, Italian prosecutors claimed he masterminded an elaborate human trafficking ring, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of migrants crossing the Mediterannean Sea. They sought a 14-year prison sentence.
But soon after his arrest, family members, and Medhane’s attorney, claimed he had been mistaken for another man who shares his first name, read more >>>