Dewani extradition appeal allowed

2013-10-22 15:39
Shrien Dewani and his murdered bride Anni. (Supplied)

Shrien Dewani and his murdered bride Anni. (Supplied)

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London - A British court has found in favour of honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani's application for a further high court hearing to challenge his extradition to South Africa.

The BBC reported on Tuesday that Dewani was successful in his latest bid to halt his extradition to face charges relating to the murder of his wife, Anni, while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

A magistrate originally ordered his extradition in 2011, but Dewani successfully appealed the decision. An order for his extradition was granted in July.  

His appeal will be reopened because a point of law was apparently left out of the original appeal, relating to whether Dewani is considered an "accused" under Britain's Extradition Act, according to the report. The issue of whether he is unfit to plead to the charges will also be considered.

Reporter Olly Barratt tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that the high court hearing will be held "well before Christmas".

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