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Extradition of man to South Africa


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07-Apr-2014 21:03

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Shrien Prakash Dewani, 34 (29.12.79), has today, 7 April, been extradited from the UK to South Africa.

Earlier today Dewani was taken from Fromeside Hospital in Bristol to Bristol Airport accompanied by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Extradition Unit.

Officers were met at the airport by representatives from the South African authorities who have escorted him on the flight to South Africa.

Dewani was originally arrested by officers from the Extradition Unit on 7 December 2010 under a provisional arrest warrant issued earlier on the same evening, at the request of the South African authorities, on suspicion of conspiring to murder Anni Dewani.

He is accused in a category 2 territory, namely South Africa, of the commission of (an) offence (s), the conduct of which occurred in that territory, which conduct would constitute the offence (s) Conspiracy to Commit Murder contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 if it had occurred in England and Wales:

On 13 November, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa, conspired with others to murder Anni Dewani.