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Honeymoon Murder Suspect Dismissed

A South African judge has dismissed the case against British businessman Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging the murder of his wife, Anni, during their 2010 honeymoon. Judge Jeanette Traverso condemned the evidence given by the prosecution’s chief witness in Western Cape High Court, Cape Town, saying it was “far below the threshold” of what a reasonable court could convict on, the BBC reported.

Anni, maiden name Hindocha, was killed in a botched carjacking in Cape Town in November 2010.

Prosecutors said Dewani, who is bisexual and admitted to having affairs, wanted to escape the relationship, so he plotted the killing of his wife.

Dewani is now set to return to the U.K. as a free man, without ever having taken to the stand himself.

In a statement read outside of Western Cape High Court, the Hindocha family said: “We feel really, really sad because we have not heard the full story. Shrien lived a double life.”

Speaking to Sky News, Anni’s sister Ami Benborg said: “The justice system has failed us.”

“Group Sex Party” Raid in Cairo

Egyptian police raided a bathhouse in Cairo on Sunday night and arrested a large group of men accused of “perversions,” according to Mona Iraqi, a reporter with the program El Mostakbai of the Al-Qahira wal Nas channel.

“With pictures, we reveal the biggest den of perversions in the heart of Cairo,” Iraqi wrote on her Facebook page.

According to her account, her team had notified the police on December 3 “about what is happening in the baths,” but they waited to broadcast their report “to give security institutions a chance to close down the baths.” Morals police found a large group of men “caught in the act during a group sex party,” and they were “immediately transported to the prosecution with no clothes.”

On Wednesday, December 10, Iraqi said she will air “the whole story of the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt.”