Forensic voice experts have presented evidence to a Palermo court showing a man Italian prosecutors have claimed for 18 months to be one of the world’s most wanted people-smugglers is a victim of mistaken identity.
The voice of the Eritrean people-smuggling kingpin Medhanie Yehdego Mered, recorded in 2014, does not match that of the suspect arrested in Sudan last year and extradited to Sicily with the aid of Britain’s National Crime Agency, the experts said.
Prosecutors in Sicily announced the capture of Mered, 35, in Khartoum in June 2016, hailing it as “the arrest of the year”, while the NCA described the detained man as “one of the world’s most wanted people-smugglers”.
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Source: The Guardian