Celebs : Honeymoon suspect can be extradited to S.Africa: UK judge

A judge ruled Wednesday that a Briton wanted for the killing of his bride on their honeymoon can be extradited to South Africa, though the interior minister must take the final decision.

District judge Howard Riddle said the public interest in honouring the extradition treaty between Britain and South Africa outweighed the "undoubted hardship" that Shrien Dewani would go through if he was transferred.
The 31-year-old, now being treated in a mental hospital for depression and stress, is accused of murdering his new bride Anni while they visited Cape Town in November.
"As the issues arising above have been decided adversely to the defendant, I must send this case to the secretary of state for a decision to determine whether he is to be extradited," Riddle ruled.
Home Secretary Theresa May will give a final verdict, though Dewani's lawyers said they only considered Riddle's decision to be one stage in the process.
Anni Dewani's family welcomed the ruling, saying it was a step towards "closure".
"Nothing will bring Anni back, my beautiful, little, innocent sister who was killed. But getting this decision, today at least we will get somewhere," the 28-year-old's sister Ami Denborg said.
"I think she will not rest in peace until all this is over, and this is one step in the right direction for us."
The newlyweds were being driven through a dangerous part of Cape Town when their taxi was hijacked. Dewani was thrown out of the vehicle while his wife was driven off and shot dead.
Driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years after turning state witness and pleaded guilty to his part in the killing. He claimed Dewani had ordered the shooting and paid him, but Dewani denies any wrongdoing.
Dewani, a businessman from Bristol, has fought extradition proceedings, arguing that he is too unwell.
Judge Riddle accepted Dewani is suffering from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and poses a suicide risk.
Delivering his ruling at the top-security Belmarsh Magistrates Court in southeast London, the judge said that doctors agreed Dewani was unfit to plead.
He also dismissed defence arguments that there had been an abuse of process in South Africa.
Riddle went through the potential risks posed to Dewani in a South African jail, including gang culture, overcrowding, the risk of catching HIV and the level of vulnerability to sexual assault.
He said it had been suggested Dewani was actually homosexual.
However, the judge said he was "satisfied that the authorities will take all reasonable steps to protect him," adding that Dewani would be kept in a single cell.
A spokeswoman for May's Home Office, or interior ministry, said the court had found there were "no statutory bars" to Dewani's extradition, but added: "The secretary of state will now decide whether to order his extradition."
Speaking to reporters outside court, Anni Dewani's father said the judge's decision was "a fair one".
"As a father, I demand justice against whoever is involved in this and I wish I get that justice," said Vinod Hindocha.
Riddle said it was for the South African courts to determine whether Dewani was guilty.
"Either Mr Dewani arranged for his new bride to be brutally murdered or he himself has been the victim of a terrible tragedy," he said.
South Africa wants to prosecute Dewani for murder, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, conspiracy to commit murder and obstructing the administration of justice.
Regional National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Eric Ntabazalila welcomed the ruling, but told AFP: "We need to emphasise that this is the beginning of a new process, it's not the final decision."
He said they would like to have Dewani in court on September 20 alongside the two men alleged to have murdered his wife, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Xolile Mngeni.

Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) - Rate this News -

Tags: Dewani   Shrien  


Other articles
2018/12/12 19:22:15 - generic viagra soft tabs zxdzjpholdzb
2018/12/10 10:36:03 - viagra soft bbsbxstophiepsyc
2018/12/8 4:37:29 - order viagra gaddluplekpmg
2018/12/7 11:57:10 - lowest price viagra RbsfArrikeyts
2018/12/6 15:29:41 - viagra sale bbsxstophiepdze
2018/12/6 10:28:08 - discount viagra online nsgssbstophiephvj
2018/12/2 8:37:27 - natural viagra alternative nikndzjpholdun
2018/11/28 22:55:18 - viagra prescription online bznisfjthoxyhespne
2018/11/21 10:06:31 - discount viagra nhiknMoispBtjexisyg
2018/11/20 1:13:02 - viagra online pharmacy bzbxfbsstophieptof
2018/11/19 18:22:50 - generic cialis online bnddbstophiepufe
2018/11/18 16:36:20 - purchase viagra nhsnzjpholdsb
2018/11/16 8:28:18 - generic cialis online bzbxbsstophiepsxl
2018/11/15 8:40:59 - cialis 10mg bbrbfjthoxyhespew
2018/11/13 14:36:12 - cialis daily ndrfzjjudgeuf



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

 
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.
2010 Abuse ANC and Anni Apple avatar Bafana Barack Britain Cape China crime Cup Dewani Eskom facebook FIFA Gaga Google Haiti HIV Internet Jackson Jub Malema Manchester Mandela MaNtuli matric Michael Nelson New Obama of Oprah Prince Shrien SWC The tickets Tiger Transnet twitter United Winfrey Woods World Zapiro Zuma
Powered by Sevafrica
None All Errors (1) Deprecated (0) Queries (42) Blocks (10) Extra (2) Timers(6)
Errors
Warning: XoopsEditorHandler::getList() should not be called statically. in file /class/xoopseditor/xoopseditor.php line 171
Deprecated
Queries
0.000282 - SET NAMES 'utf8'
0.000154 - SET SQL_BIG_SELECTS = 1
0.000204 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '1') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000613 - SELECT sess_data, sess_ip FROM session WHERE sess_id = '25ciglmubmjldrt6a9u460jqs0'
0.000191 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'news'
0.000789 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'module_read' AND gperm_itemid = '32')
0.000189 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '32') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000880 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'protector'
0.000532 - DELETE FROM protector_access WHERE expire < UNIX_TIMESTAMP()
0.000455 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='3.80.85.76' AND request_uri='/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1994'
0.000367 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='3.80.85.76'
0.000433 - INSERT INTO protector_access SET ip='3.80.85.76',request_uri='/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1994',expire=UNIX_TIMESTAMP()+'60'
0.000797 - SELECT s.*, t.* FROM stories s, topics t WHERE (storyid=1994) AND (s.topicid=t.topic_id)
0.000140 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '32' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'news_view' AND gperm_itemid = '4')
0.000629 - UPDATE stories SET counter = counter+1 WHERE storyid = 1994
0.000447 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM banner
0.000629 - SELECT * FROM banner LIMIT 2, 1
0.000753 - UPDATE banner SET impmade = impmade+1 WHERE bid = 3
0.000162 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '3') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000244 - SELECT DISTINCT gperm_itemid FROM group_permission WHERE gperm_name = 'block_read' AND gperm_modid = 1 AND gperm_groupid IN (3)
0.000229 - SELECT b.* FROM newblocks b, block_module_link m WHERE m.block_id=b.bid AND b.isactive=1 AND b.visible=1 AND m.module_id IN (0,32) AND b.bid IN (415,414,413,396,395,394,380,379,378,377,376,375,374,373,372,371,370,369,368,367,366,365,364,360,362,361,480,481,363,356,477,355,354,353,357,358,359,352,351,350,349,348,347,346,344,343,345,339,340,341,342,338,337,463,335,334,333,332,330,329,328,327,326,331,325,324,323,320,319,318,321,322,317,316,313,312,311,314,315,306,305,304,307,308,309,310,202,201,200,199,198,197,195,194,193,192,191,190,189,188,187,186,185,181,182,183,184,168,154,153,157,169,171,172,173,178,158,170,167,155,156,166,161,160,159,196,134,133,132,131,130,129,128,127,126,125,124,123,122,121,120,119,118,117,116,109,110,111,476,482,478,479,485,483,77,52,51,53,54,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,411,410,409,408,407,406,405,403,402,563,404,401,399,398,393,391,390,389,388,387,386,385,384,412,383,382,381,294,293,292,291,290,289,288,210,207,206,205,204,203,179,135,112,208,209,562,115,136,180,68,67,39,303,17,16,416,417,418,421,422,423,426,427,428,429,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,518,446,447,448,449,450,451,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,464,465,466,467,468,469,470,471,472,473,474,475,513,487,488,489,490,491,492,493,494,512,511,496,497,498,499,500,501,502,503,504,505,506,507,508,515,510,516,520,521,522,523,524,525,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,550,539,540,541,542,543,544,545,546,548,549,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,564) ORDER BY b.weight, m.block_id
0.000279 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'tag'
0.000185 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '63') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000164 - SELECT DISTINCT(o.tag_id), o.tag_term, o.tag_status, SUM(l.tag_count) AS count, l.tag_modid FROM tag_tag AS o LEFT JOIN tag_stats AS l ON l.tag_id = o.tag_id WHERE (o.tag_status = '0') GROUP BY o.tag_id ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 0, 50
0.000505 - SELECT * FROM smiles
0.000600 - SELECT * FROM stories_files WHERE storyid=1994
0.000779 - SELECT s.*, t.* FROM stories s, topics t WHERE (s.published > 0 AND s.published <= 1544685886) AND (s.expired = 0 OR s.expired > 1544685886) AND (s.topicid=t.topic_id) AND s.ihome=0 ORDER BY s.published DESC LIMIT 0, 15
0.000524 - SELECT storyid, title FROM stories WHERE (published > 0 AND published <= 1544685886) AND (expired = 0 OR expired > 1544685886) AND storyid > 1994 ORDER BY storyid ASC LIMIT 0, 1
0.000408 - SELECT storyid, title FROM stories WHERE (published > 0 AND published <= 1544685886) AND (expired = 0 OR expired > 1544685886) AND storyid < 1994 ORDER BY storyid DESC LIMIT 0, 1
0.000162 - SELECT * FROM topics ORDER BY topic_title
0.000234 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '5') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000173 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '3') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000919 - SELECT o.tag_id, o.tag_term FROM tag_link AS l LEFT JOIN tag_tag AS o ON o.tag_id = l.tag_id WHERE l.tag_itemid = 1994 AND l.tag_modid = 32 ORDER BY o.tag_count DESC
0.000140 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'system_admin' AND gperm_itemid = '14')
0.000172 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '32' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'news_submit')
0.000138 - SELECT COUNT(*) as cpt FROM topics WHERE menu=1
0.008943 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_modid = '32' AND com_itemid = '1994' AND com_pid = '0') ORDER BY com_id ASC
0.010406 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_rootid = '274' AND com_id >= '274') ORDER BY com_id ASC
0.005799 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_rootid = '418' AND com_id >= '418') ORDER BY com_id ASC
0.003630 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_rootid = '618' AND com_id >= '618') ORDER BY com_id ASC
0.003594 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_rootid = '729' AND com_id >= '729') ORDER BY com_id ASC
0.002572 - SELECT * FROM xoopscomments WHERE (com_rootid = '921' AND com_id >= '921') ORDER BY com_id ASC
Total: 42
Blocks
User Menu: Not cached
Search: Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Cumulus Tag Cloud: Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Total: 10
Extra
Included files: 119 files
Memory usage: 9338280 bytes
Timers
XOOPS took 0.178 seconds to load.
XOOPS Boot took 0.040 seconds to load.
Module init took 0.019 seconds to load.
XOOPS output init took 0.026 seconds to load.
Module display took 0.085 seconds to load.
Page rendering took 0.007 seconds to load.