Eritrean accused of people-smuggling to face second trial in Italy

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Prosecutors say Medhanie Berhe, 29, is in fact Medhanie Mered, a notorious 35-year-old people-smuggler

An Eritrean refugee accused of being the most influential people-smuggler in north Africa will face a second trial in Italy despite the failure of prosecutors to provide a single witness to testify against him during his initial prosecution.

Prosecutors say that Medhanie Berhe, a 29-year-old former milk-hand, is in fact Medhanie Mered, a notorious 35-year-old people-smuggler who has sent thousands of Eritrean refugees from Sudan to Libya, and then onwards to Italy.

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