Somali human trafficker sentenced to 30 years

(AGI) Palermo, Feb 13 - A Somali human trafficker has beensentenced to 30 years in prison by the Court of Assizes inAgrigento. He was one of the organisers of a boatload ofimmigrants which was wrecked off the cost of Lampedusa with 366deaths in October 2013. Mouhamud Elmi Muhidin, 34, was alsoconvicted of violence against immigrants. Muhidin wasidentified by a group of immigrants who survived the shipwreck.They recognised him at the reception centre in Lampedusa, wherehe arrived with another boat a few days after the wreck. He wasone of the jailers of

(AGI) Palermo, Feb 13 - A Somali human trafficker has beensentenced to 30 years in prison by the Court of Assizes inAgrigento. He was one of the organisers of a boatload ofimmigrants which was wrecked off the cost of Lampedusa with 366deaths in October 2013. Mouhamud Elmi Muhidin, 34, was alsoconvicted of violence against immigrants. Muhidin wasidentified by a group of immigrants who survived the shipwreck.They recognised him at the reception centre in Lampedusa, wherehe arrived with another boat a few days after the wreck. He wasone of the jailers of a group of immigrants, mostly Eritreans,who had been tortured and raped while being held in Seeba, inthe Libyan desert, before leaving for Lampedusa. The courtgranted the demand for imprisonment by the prosecutor ofPalermo's Anti-Mafia team, Geri Ferrara. .