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Italian court frees an Eritrean man wrongly extradited for people smuggling

R Sinduja

News Editor

An Italian court has freed an Eritrean man who was wrongly extradited to the country for people smuggling. Medhanie Tesfamariam Behrewas a victim of mistaken identity for the alleged trafficking kingpin Mered Medhanie, known as The General; and spent 3 years in prison. Although Behre was given a 5-year sentence for aiding people smuggling; the court admitted its error, and he was allowed to walk free.