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Court: Honeymoon killing suspect must be extradited to South Africa

Court: Honeymoon killing suspect must be extradited to South Africa
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 8:47am

"We will fight this battle to the end," says sister of the victim

A British man accused of orchestrating his wife's murder by hit men while they were on honeymoon in South Africa should be extradited to face trial, a London court ruled Wednesday.

Shrien Dewani's appeal was dismissed by Judge Howard Riddle, paving the way for extradition, an official at Westminster Magistrates' Court said.

Dewani is accused of hiring a crew of hit men to kill his wife, Anni Dewani, 28, during a taxi ride in Cape Town in 2010.

Speaking outside the court, Anni Dewani's sister, who did not give her name, said the family was satisfied by the ruling, but it was just one step in the battle to find answers.

"We don't want to forget Anni in this -- for us it's all about Anni, it's all about finding out what happened to her," she said. "We will fight this battle to the end, and this battle has just begun for us."

The ongoing case has been really hard on the family, she said. "Look at my mum, look at my dad -- they are struggling every day with this. They have lost a daughter."

Dewani's legal team may still decide to appeal Wednesday's ruling.

The businessman, from Bristol in southwest England, has said his wife was the victim of a carjacking and denies any involvement in the killing.

His extradition was halted last year on mental health grounds.

Psychiatric experts told a UK court last year that Dewani was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression and that he'd tried to take his own life.

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