Handout still taken from CCTV issued by Polizia di Stato of Mered Medhanie, known as The General
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Man extradited to Italy 'is not people smuggler Mered Medhanie'

Friends of a man extradited to Italy on Tuesday on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man.

Prosecutors believe Mered Medhanie, known as The General, is at the heart of the operation to smuggle migrants from Africa to Europe.

Journalist Meron Estefanos was the first to raise the alarm. She has been speaking to BBC Newsday's Julian Keane.

  • 09 Jun 2016