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11 June 16

BBC Newsnight interview KFS Facial Recognition Expert about mistaken identity of human trafficker suspect

Earlier this week John Kennedy, KFS Facial Recognition Expert, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight regarding the potential mistaken identity of a human trafficking suspect arrested in Sudan.

Over the last few days media coverage has suggested that an individual who was arrested on human trafficking charges and extradited to Italy believed to be Mered Medhanie is the victim of mistaken identity.

Seghen Tesfarmariam Berhe believes that it is her brother, Medhanie, who has been arrested and pictured in the media. She has told BBC Newsnight that she has not heard from her brother for over two weeks and when she asked police forces in Sudan about   her brother’s disappearance she was told there was nobody in custody with her brother’s name.

Our world leading facial recognition expert John Kennedy was consulted on last night’s BBC Newsnight programme and believes that the suspect that has been arrested is not in fact, Mered Medhanie, alleged to have been behind smuggling thousands of refugees into Italy


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