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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shrien Dewani CAN be extradited to South Africa to face trial over wife's murder, judge rules - 10th Aug 2011

Shrien Dewani, the British man accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa, is likely to stand trial after a judge gave the go-ahead for his extradition.

The millionaire Bristol businessman, 31, is accused of organising a car-jacking and shooting which left wife Anni, 28, dead in a Cape Town taxi last November.

Dewani denies any involvement in the killing and had fought extradition proceedings, arguing that he is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and is too unwell to be extradited.

His lawyers had claimed he was mentally ill and that extradition to face trial would be a violation of his human rights.

But District Judge Howard Riddle ruled he can be sent to stand trial in South Africa although the final decision will rest with Home Secretary Theresa May.

He said: 'The court must consider the strong public interest in honouring our extradition treaty'.

Judge Riddle added he had 'no doubt' that Dewani is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression and is at high risk of suicide or self-harm. Read More