Author Topic: Anni Dewani family in Court for start of extradition hearing - 1 July 2013  (Read 1806 times)

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Offline John

Relatives of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani were at a London court on Monday for the start of his extradition hearing, the British Press Association reported.

Anni Dewani, 28, was shot dead in a minibus taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010. So far three men had been jailed for her murder.

Her husband Shrien Dewani, 33, has been accused of orchestrating her killing, which he denies.

Anni Dewani and her husabnd Shrien, who has denied hiring hit men to murder his wife.

At the Westminster Magistrates' Court her father Vinod Hindocha, sister Ami Denborg, and brother Anish Hindocha watched from the public gallery with other relatives as a five-day extradition hearing began.

Shrien Dewani was excused from attending the hearing, but his father Prakash and brother Preyen came to court.

He was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression at a hospital in Bristol. There had been fluctuations in the state of his mental health.

His lawyers previously claimed he would be a high suicide risk if extradited, and his human rights might be violated due to the risk of being violently attacked and sexually assaulted in a South African prison and potentially contracting HIV or Aids.

Dewani was ordered to return to the country in 2011, but this was successfully appealed against and judges ordered that Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle review the case.

Hugo Keith, QC, for the South African government, began proceedings by summarising the case history.

He said the appeal judges found that South African authorities offered assurances that Dewani would be kept in a single cell if he returned, and therefore would be at less risk of attack.

« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 03:56:17 AM by John »
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. An exposť of egregious malfeasance by public officials.
Indeed, the truth never changes with the passage of time.


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Offline Luz

If the Uk keeps acting as it has for the past decades on what concerns international (with others than US) collaboration on criminal cases that man is never going  to face a trial in South Africa.

Portugal had a convicted murderer with dual origin (UK and India) that escaped prison and flew to the UK. There was an appeal to have him sent back to us. As usual the Home Office took more than one year to reply and the answer was that the named subject had gone to India that has no extradition agreement with Portugal.

I'm very sorry for Anni's family because they will never see justice applied.

Offline allesklar

In the extradition of Shrien Dewani to face charges in South Africa, that he masterminded the murder of his wife Anni Hindocha, we await the verdict of the court in the latest hearing.

It is scheduled to be handed down tomorrow, 24th July, at 10am.

May they get it right this time!