Mouhamud Elmi Muhidin, 34, was also convicted of violence against immigrants. Muhidin was identified by a group of immigrants who survived the shipwreck.
They recognised him at the reception centre in Lampedusa, where he arrived with another boat a few days after the wreck. He was one of the jailers of a group of immigrants, mostly Eritreans, who had been tortured and raped while being held in Seeba, in the Libyan desert, before leaving for Lampedusa. The court granted the demand for imprisonment by the prosecutor of Palermo's Anti-Mafia team, Geri Ferrara. . .