Dewani appeal decision

Anni Dewani

Two High court judges have ruled that the extradition of Anni Dewani’s husband, accused by South African authorities of masterminding the murder of his wife be temporarily halted. (DT article here)

They haven’t upheld the appeal but temporarily halted it.

Members may recall that on the 10th August, 2011 District Judge Howard Riddle approved the extradition request a decision subsequently approved by The UK Home Secretary (Theresa May.)

It was decided by the High Court judges that Shrien Dewani is too unwell to stand trial, he is apparently suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) They added that¬† it was plainly in the interests of justice that he should be extradited “as soon as he is fit” to be tried.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Anni’s family, still no finality.

Meanwhile, Shrein remains locked up in some nuthouse somewhere or other, I view it as a self imposed life sentence, his life must be an absolute misery at the moment, far better for him to recover, go to Cape Town and end the matter one way or the other.

Dewani appeal

Tragic scene

¬†Dewani is appealing Judge Howard Riddle’s ruling of August this year which granted the South African judiciary’s request for him to be extradited to Cape Town to face charges relating to the November 2010 murder of his wife Anni in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Judge Riddle’s decision required final approval from the British Home Office, Theresa May the British Home Secretary duly authorised the extradition order during September.

Dewani appealed.

The appeal started at the London High Court on Tuesday, 13th December.

Clare Montgomery (Dewani’s QC) argued that Dewani suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder “is too ill to be extradited.” Continue reading “Dewani appeal”