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#FinalHurdle: Supreme Court will NOT hear Shrien Dewani’s appeal against extradition to South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has lost his latest appeal against extradition to South Africa to face charges of organizing the murder of his wife Anni.

Nursing care home owner Mr Dewani, 33, had appealed a decision by the High Court which ruled in January that he could be extradited after receiving assurances from the South African government would return him to the UK if his health didn’t improve.

Dewani’s lawyers had intended to take their appeal against extradition to the Supreme Court but a panel of judges refused the case to be heard in Britain’s highest court.

Bristol based business has been detained at a secure mental health facility in the city after suffering post traumatic stress disorder in the wake of his wife’s murder during the couple’s honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010.

28-year-old Anni Dewani, who was born and raised in Sweden, was shot and killed as the couple travelled through a notorious Cape Town slum area. 

Mr Dewani was released unharmed by the hijackers.

South African authorities later accused him of hiring his wife’s killers.

Mr Dewani’s legal team has been fighting extradition to South Africa saying he was mentally unfit to stand trial but the High Court ruled in January that it would not be “unjust and oppressive” to extradite him after South African authorities met several conditions set by the court.

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