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Friday, February 13, 2015

Italy: Somali human trafficker sentenced to 30 years

(Medeshi)- (AGI) Palermo, Feb 13 - A Somali human trafficker has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by the Court of Assizes in Agrigento. He was one of the organisers of a boatload of immigrants which was wrecked off the cost of Lampedusa with 366 deaths in October 2013.
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. . .