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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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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot gi ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to ki ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkam ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed to ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally s ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatall ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not inte ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door ...
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Groups worried about judge in Pistorius trial

Sep 16 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed ...
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Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Sep 15 2014 5:24pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared to represent his country on the track again, the South African Olympic committee said (via the Guardian). The news comes just three days after the racer was found guilty of the “culpable homicide” of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the South African court system. Read full article > ...
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