Dewani still has 2 more chances to appeal

2014-02-04 12:10
Shrien Dewani.  (Ki Price, AFP)

Shrien Dewani. (Ki Price, AFP)

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Cape Town - Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani still has two possible legal avenues to pursue in his appeal against extradition to South Africa, according to a report.

A British court ruled on Friday that Dewani can be extradited to stand trial for allegedly masterminding the murder of his wife, Anni, in Cape Town in November 2010.

The court ruled it would not be "unjust and oppressive" to extradite him if the South African government agreed to return him to the UK if he was found unfit to stand trial.

Dewani has been receiving treatment for mental health problems such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and has been fighting against his extradition until he has fully recovered.

The Cape Times reported on Tuesday that Dewani has two weeks to apply for leave to appeal to the British Supreme Court.

If that appeal fails, he can also approach the European Court for Human Rights, but only on human rights grounds, a justice department spokesperson told the newspaper.

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