Brit ‘at risk’ if ex­tra­dited over mur­der

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THE life of Bri­tish busi­ness­man Shrien De­wani will be at risk if he is ex­tra­dited to South Africa to face charges over the mur­der of his wife dur­ing their hon­ey­moon, a court heard.

Care home owner De­wani, from Bris­tol is ac­cused of ar­rang­ing the con­tract killing of wife Anni in Cape Town in Novem­ber last year.

Clare Mont­gomery QC, for De­wani, asked two High Court judges to block the ex­tra­di­tion or­der – signed by Home Sec­re­tary Theresa May – as his men­tal health had de­te­ri­o­rated to the point where he was “too ill to be ex­tra­dited” and was a sui­cide risk.

She also said he would be at se­ri­ous risk of at­tack – in­clud­ing sex­ual vi­o­lence – at the hands of pris­on­ers.

Mrs De­wani, 28, was shot when a taxi the cou­ple were trav­el­ling in was hi­jacked in a town­ship on the out­skirts of Cape Town.

She was found dead in the back of the aban­doned ve­hi­cle with a bul­let wound to her neck.

The ap­peal hear­ing con­tin­ues.

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