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UK businessman, Dewani, fails in bid to stop extradition

Cape Town, South Africa - British businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of masterminding the 2010 murder of his wife Anni in Cape Town, South Africa, has lost his appeal against an earlier ruling that he can be extradited to the African nation for trial.

The London High Court gave the ruling on Friday, even though Dewani's lawyers had argued against his extradition because he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lord Thomas said in the event of Dewani being found unfit to be tried in South Africa, he will be free to return to the UK, “unless there is found to be a realistic prospect of his being tried within a year - or other stated reasonable period - of that finding and the trial takes place within the period'.

The South African Department of Justice is expected to address the matter later Friday.

Dewani has denied masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in South Africa.

But South African Xolile Mngeni, who was convicted of premeditated murder for his part in the murder and subsequently jailed for life, said during his trial that he acted on Dewani’s instructions.

Pana 01/02/2014