Dewani takes case to UK's top court

2014-02-24 09:29
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Cape Town - Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is seeking a last-ditch appeal against his extradition to South Africa, taking his case to Britain's Supreme Court, the BBC reports.

Dewani is accused of organising the murder of his wife, Anni, while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. He has been fighting against his extradition until he has fully recovered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In January, the British High Court ruled that he can be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for her murder, as long as the government agree to certain conditions, including how long he would be kept in the country without trial, and an agreement to return him to the UK if he were found unfit to stand trial.

Judges ruled that it would not be "unjust and oppressive" to extradite him.

Eyewitness News reported that papers have been filed to have the matter heard in Britain's Supreme Court – the highest court in the land.

According to EWN, Anni Dewani's father, Vinod Hindocha said he thought the January court decision was the end of the matter, adding that he was not sure how much more the family could take.

Earlier reports suggested that if this appeal fails, he could approach the European Court for Human Rights, but only on human rights grounds.

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