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Liberate Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, un falegname eritreo in prigione in Italia

Liberate Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, un falegname eritreo in prigione in Italia

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Paolo Gentiloni, Primo ministro della Repubblica italiana, Roma

Liberate Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, an Eritrean carpenter in prison in Italy

This man was arrested because the authorities and the press presented him as Medhanie Yehdego Mered said the "General", 35, one of the heads of a large organization based in Libya that manages the smuggling of migrants to Europe , involved in the travel of at least 13 thousand people.

But immediately after the presentation of Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, the carpenter, to the press, reporters began to have doubts about his true identity. Those who saw him get off the plane, as Lorenzo Toldo, a Palermo journalist who writes for several newspapers including the English newspaper The Guardian and the New York Times, immediately realized that there was a mistake in person.

The defense presented two witnesses who had to deal with the infamous Medhanie Yehdego Mered said the «General» who are ready to testify that the man in prison for 19 months is not him. Even the DNA tests taken from the mother show that this person is actually the one who claims to be, but the Italian magistracy continues to keep him in custody. But the judiciary refuses to take these tests into consideration.

We demand that the Italian authorities release him immediately, admit their mistake publicly, and apologize to Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre for abusing an innocent person.


Questo uomo è stato arrestato perché le autorità e la stampa l'hanno presentato come Medhanie Yehdego Mered detto il “Generale”, di 35 anni, uno dei capi di una grande organizzazione con base in Libia che gestisce il traffico di migranti verso l’Europa, coinvolto nei viaggi di almeno 13 mila persone.

Ma subito dopo la presentazione di Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, il falegname, alla stampa, i cronisti hanno cominciato ad avere dei dubbi sulla sua vera identità. Chi l’ha visto scendere dall’aereo, come Lorenzo Toldo, giornalista palermitano che scrive per diverse testate tra cui il quotidiano inglese The Guardian e il New York Times, si è reso immediatamente conto che c’era uno sbaglio di persona.

La difesa ha presentato due testimoni che hanno avuto a che fare col famigerato Medhanie Yehdego Mered detto il «Generale» che sono pronti a testimoniare che l’uomo in prigione da 19 mesi non è lui. Anche le prove DNA prelevate dalla madre dimostrano che questa persona è effettivamente quella che sostiene di essere, ma la magistratura italiana continua a tenerlo in custodia. Ma la magistratura rifiuta di prendere queste prove in considerazione.

Chiediamo che venga rilasciato immediatamente e che l’Italia ammetta il proprio errore pubblicamente, presenti le proprie scuse a Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre.


Cet homme a été arrêté parce que les autorités et la presse l'ont présenté comme Medhanie Yehdego Mered appelé le "Général", âgé de 35 ans, l'un des chefs d'une grande organisation criminelle basée en Libye qui gère le trafic de migrants en Europe, impliqué dans le voyage d'au moins 13 mille personnes.

Mais immédiatement après la présentation de Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, le menuisier, à la presse, les journalistes ont commencé à avoir des doutes sur sa véritable identité. Ceux qui l'ont vu descendre de l'avion, comme Lorenzo Toldo, un journaliste de Palerme qui écrit pour plusieurs journaux dont le quotidien anglais The Guardian et le New York Times, a immédiatement réalisé qu'il y avait une erreur de personne.

La défense a présenté deux témoins qui ont été maltraités par l'infâme Medhanie Yehdego Mered appelé le «Général» qui sont prêts à témoigner que l'homme en prison depuis 19 mois n'est pas lui. Même les tests d'ADN de la mère montrent que cette personne est en fait celle qu’elle prétend être, mais la magistrature italienne continue à la garder en détention. La justice refuse de prendre toutes ces preuves en considération.

Nous demandons qu'il soit libéré immédiatement, que l'Italie admette publiquement son erreur et présente ses excuses à Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre pour le tort subi.

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