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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious
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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious

Feb 21 2013, 8:10am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Johannesburg, Feb 21 — The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from...

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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious

Feb 21 2013, 8:10am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Johannesburg, Feb 21 — The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Pistorius is being allowed to stay in the Brooklyn police station holding cells instead of prison, unlike others awaiting trial or awaiting bail, Xinhua reports.

Pistorius, charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Feb 14, the Valentine's Day, appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court Thursday for the third day, awaiting ruling on his bail application. The double amputee has denied that he murdered Steenkamp.

"If there is some special circumstance that permits this, authorities must share this with the public as they are setting a bad precedent. All should be treated equally before the law no matter your standing in society," ANCWL head of communications Troy Martens said in a statement.

"We would like to register our dissatisfaction at this special treatment that Pistorius is getting and would like prosecutors to take this issue up," she added.

Unlike other alleged offenders who are in prison, Pistorius's family members are permitted to visit him at all hours not just prescribed visiting hours as would be the case in prison, according to the ANCWL.

The ANCWL said if Pistorius is denied bail, he must be moved to a proper prison facility with others accused of similar crimes.

"A strong message must be sent out that wealth and celebrity cannot give you an advantage over the law," Martens said.

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Video: Ahead of sentencing, prosecutor argues Pistorius seen as 'victim'

Oct 14 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: globeandmail

Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosec ...
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Steenkamp family rejected Pistorius money

Oct 14 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 (£23,339) to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because it did not want "blood money," a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sent ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius portrayed as a 'victim'

Oct 14 2014 5:46am CDT | Source: espn olympic

Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief p ...
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Oscar Pistorius being portrayed as 'victim,' prosectuor says

Oct 14 2014 4:37am CDT | Source: CBC Sports

Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tues ...
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Oscar Pistorius trial: sentencing continues live

Oct 14 2014 4:28am CDT | Source: the guardian

Rolling coverage of the second day of the hearing to decide whether Pistorius should be jailed for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp 10.28am BST The witness that we believe will be the defences last has taken the stand. She is a social worker called Annette Vergeer. 10.25am BST No further questions from Barry Roux, so manager Peet van Zyl is excused from the witness stand. 10.19am BST Roux seeking to show that - while some ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius being portrayed as 'victim'

Oct 14 2014 4:26am CDT | Source: denver post

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the ch ...
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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Oct 14 2014 2:08am CDT | Source: BBC Sport

Athlete Oscar Pistorius is in court for a second day of pre-sentence summing up after being convicted of killing girlfriend, Reeva Steenk ...
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Psychologist says Pistorius is 'broken man'

Oct 13 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: denver post

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing. ...
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Oscar Pistorius should serve house arrest sentence, says social worker

Oct 13 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: the guardian

State prosecutor describes suggestion as shockingly inappropriate during first day of athletes sentencingOscar Pistorius should serve three years of house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a social worker said on Monday at the first day of the athletes sentencing.In a trial that has gripped millions, the Paralympian was last month cleared of murder but convicted of culpable homicide for the shooting of the 29-year-old law graduate and ...
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Pistorius a 'broken man', says psychologist

Oct 13 2014 8:31am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost her, his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monda ...
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