The defence of Shrien Dewani have quoted his psychiatrist today saying that he has made some progress with his mental health, remains on drug treatment and is in compulsory detention in a psyciatric unit until May 2013. Mr Dewani has been accused of ordering his wife's murder on their honeymoon.
With both his mental conditions - a depressive illness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - he has moved from a severe to a moderate diagnosis.
He remains at risk of suicide, though this is decreasing. His recovery is slow and they argue that it will be impeded by more court hearings at this time.
They say his best prospects of recovery are if there is an adjournment of 12 months.
Mr Dewani remains, according to his psychiatrist, unable to give an account of himself, with his memory loss possibly linked to his PTSD condition.
Ami Denborg reacts to a High Court decision to halt the extradition of Shrien Dewani - the man accused of arranging the killing of her sister.
Anni Dewani family reaction "it would be oppressive to send him back if his health is not good."
Anni Dewani family "..but we are glad the court has rejected his appeal on the grounds of human rights."
Dewani family "there has been a lot of delays and it's very painful for us. We just want Shrien to get better so he can go to SA"
#dewani judgement- High Court says the District Judge was wrong not to adjourn the Shrien Dewani appeal hearing.
The hearing will be resumed on that "narrow and limited condition".
The Dewani family are grateful that the High Court has upheld the appeal and blocked any attempt to extradite Shrien to South Africa now.
Shrien is innocent and is determined to return to South Africa to clear his name and seek justice for his wife Anni
The High Court has confirmed that extradition now would be “unjust and oppressive”. Shrien can only return to South Africa when he is well enough and when his personal safety can be guaranteed.
The matter is still before the Courts and so it would be inappropriate to comment further.
High Court judge Sir John Thomas said: “Balancing his unfitness to plead, the risk of a deterioration in the appellant's [Shrien Dewani] condition, the increased prospects of a speedier recovery if he remains here...it would be unjust and oppressive to order his extradition."
The High Court has temporarily halted British businessman Shrien Dewani's extradition to South Africa on mental health grounds.Read the full story ›
High Court temporarily halts Shrien Dewani’s extradition to South Africa on mental health grounds