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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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Outrage on social media as defence lawyers for disgraced Paralympian seek his release into house arrest after 10 monthsThe last the world saw of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was a sombre figure, still wearing suit and tie, under police guard in the back of an armoured vehicle as he was transported to Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.It was left to the imagination what fate awaited the disgraced Paralympia ...
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Reeva Steenkamp was shot by accident, the judge decided. But Oscar Pistorius never took full responsibility for his actionsJudge Mapisa found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in September. Today she sentenced him to five years in prison. It is a spectacular fall for the athlete, from Olympic stardom to a jail cell that wont be that much bigger than the bathroom in which he killed Reeva Steenkamp.The prosecutions case was that Pistorius co ...
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Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

Oct 21 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: BBC Sport

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Watch Oscar Pistorius React To His Sentencing

Oct 21 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: SportsGrid

After being found guilty for culpable homicide (a lesser charge than had been sought by the prosecution), Oscar Pistorius was sentenced today by a court in Pretoria to five years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. “I am of the view that a non-custodial sentence would send a wrong message to the community,” judge Thokozile Masipa said about the ruling. “On the other hand, a long sentenc ...
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for culpable homicide

Oct 21 2014 8:08am CDT | Source: SBNation

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide on Tuesday. Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide on Tuesday and sentenced to five years in jail for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was also found guilty of a fire arms charge stemming from an unrelated incident when he unlawfully fired a gun in a restau ...
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Oscar Pistorius Could Be Out Of Prison In 10 Months

Oct 21 2014 7:44am CDT | Source: Deadspin

Immediately upon his sentencing to five years for his role in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius was taken to a holding cell in the bowels of the courthouse. Today is his first day in prison, but his first of how many depen ...
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Pistorius ineligible for Paralympic events

Oct 21 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence. The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was sentenced Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest, The International Paralympic Committee said, under its rules, "the sentenc ...
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