31/01/2014

High Court Rules Dewani Extradition Can Proceed

The High Court has ruled that Shrien Dewani can be extradited to South Africa to face accusations that he arranged the murder of his wife.

33-year-old Dewani has post-traumatic stress disorder and is currently in hospital. His lawyers argued that he should not face extradition until he is fit to offer a plea in the 2010 murder case.

However, judges ruled that as long as South African authorities agree a term over how long he can be kept on the country without trial, the extradition could go ahead.

An appeal can still be lodged with the Supreme Court, which would delay any extradition further.

(MH/CD)


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