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Shrien Dewani loses court bid to block extradition

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has lost a High Court bid to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.

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Anni Dewani's family: Ruling is 'step closer to justice'

Despite welcoming the ruling at the High Court, Amit Karia said the family remain "worried" Shrien Dewani could launch a last-ditch appeal. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The family of Anni Dewani said they have waited "three years, three months" for a ruling that paves the way for her husband Shrien Dewani to be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for her 2010 murder.

Speaking on behalf of family members at London's High Court, Mrs Dewani's first cousin Amit Karia said: "We are happy with the judgment. We have waited for it for three years, three months. .... It seems a step closer to finally getting justice for our Anni."

But he warned there was still a chance that Shrien Dewani could launch a last-ditch appeal over today's ruling to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.

Mr Karia said: "We are always worried and don't take anything for granted."

He also described the situation for Anni's parents as "immensely difficult - they do not have normal life any more," adding: "They just want the truth - that is all we have ever wanted."

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