Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe during his trial in Sicily: now held in a deportation centre. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP

An Eritrean farmer who served three years in prison after he was wrongly identified as one of the world’s most wanted human smugglers has been cleared(...)

Italian police with the arrested man in 2016. Prosecutors say he is the alleged trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but he is apparently refugee Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe. Photograph: Reuters

Italian prosecutors have invited two high-ranking Sudanese officials to Sicily to testify in a case against a suspected human trafficker who appears t(...)

A man presented as Medhanie Yehdego Mered (35) an Eritrean suspected of controlling a migrant trafficking network, is escorted by policemen upon his extradition from Sudan to Italy on June 6th. The man says he is the victim of mistaken identity. Photograph: AFP/Italian police

An Eritrean man extradited to Italy from Sudan this week and accused of being a human-trafficking boss has denied the allegation and says he is the v(...)