Dewani lawyers lodge new bid

2013-08-07 00:00

LAWYERS acting for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani are bidding to fight his extradition in Britain’s Supreme Court.

Sky News and the BBC reported last night that the latest move comes a week after the Westminster Magistrate’s Court ruled that he was well enough to be extradited to face trial in South Africa for allegedly ordering the murder of his bride, Anni, in Cape Town in November 2010.

Dewani’s lawyers have now lodged an application for the two judges who allowed his appeal against a 2011 extradition order to certify that their ruling raised “a point of law of general public importance” for consideration by the Supreme Court.

This would allow the case to go back to court.

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