Accused of hiring his wife's killers, he has severe post-traumatic stress disorder
Shrien Dewani, a young British businessman of Indian origin, on Friday won his appeal against extradition to South Africa over allegations of his having arranged the murder of his wife Anni while on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.
His extradition, approved by Home Secretary Theresa May, was halted on grounds of his mental condition.
Mr. Dewani (32), owner of a care home in Bristol, is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression. His lawyers argued that his health and life would be at risk if he was extradited. Mr. Dewani denies any involvement in his wife's killing.
The High Court ruled that it would be “unjust and oppressive” to order Mr. Dewani's extradition at this stage. The judges said he was likely to recover more quickly if he remained in Britain for the moment but added that in the interests of justice he should be extradited “as soon as he is fit” to be tried.
In a statement, Anni's sister Ami Denborg said the family “just want him [Mr. Dewani] to get better now so he can finally go to South Africa and tell us what happened.” “We just want to know the truth because it is all about our dearest little sister, who was murdered,” Ami said.