“We are basing our legal proceedings on other data, not on DNA.” – Prosecutors
BY SALEM SOLOMON | VOA NEWS
Italian prosecutors will not accept as evidence a DNA test that could exonerate an Eritrean man accused of smuggling thousands of Africans to Italy.
It’s the latest setback for Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe, whose trial has continued for more than a year, despite mounting evidence that Italian authorities are prosecuting the wrong person.
Berhe’s lawyer, Michele Calantropo, argued during a 45-minute hearing Wednesday that his client is the victim of mistaken identity in a case that has gained worldwide attention. Continue reading Italy Blocks DNA Evidence that Could Exonerate Human Trafficking Suspect