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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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Pistorius trial ends, verdict on Sept. 11

Aug 8 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer slammed his hand onto a desk in a South African courtroom Friday to mimic the sound he says startled the disabled athlete and caused him to fire shots through a toilet stall door, killing his girlfriend. Chief defence lawyer Barry Roux presented his closing arguments in the trial of the Olympic runner, who is charged with premeditated murder for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp in his home. defence lawyer Barry Roux shares a big hug with ...
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Pistorius trial finished; verdict on Sept. 11

Aug 8 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says she will give a verdict on Sept. 11. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement on Friday after the prosecution and the defence ended final arguments in the murder case against the double-amputee, who shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Pistorius said he mistakenly shot Steenkamp, thinking there was intruder in his home. The pro ...
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Pistorius defense alleges police tampering

Aug 8 2014 5:08am CDT | Source: espn olympic

The chief defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius is delivering his final arguments in the athlete's murder trial and focusing on allegations that police mishandled evidence at the house where Pistorius fatally sh ...
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Pistorius trial: defense alleges police tampering

Aug 8 2014 2:59am CDT | Source: denver post

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius is delivering his final arguments in the athlete's murder trial and focusing on allegations that police mishandled evidence at the house where Pistorius fatally shot girlfriend Reeva S ...
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Oscar Pistorius trial hears defence closing argument live coverage

Aug 8 2014 2:17am CDT | Source: the guardian

Rolling coverage as the defence presents its heads of argument to the court, insisting the athlete did not mean to kill Reeva Steenkamp 8.17am BST If Masipa finds Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder that is, he knowingly intended to kill Steenkamp, or deliberately decided to kill an intruder he would face a mandatory life sentence. It would be 25 years before he would even be considered for parole.The judg ...
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Closing arguments begin in Pistorius trial

Aug 7 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling witness" who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments in the athlete’s trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel also harshly criticized the legal team of the double-amputee athlete, saying it floated more than one theory about what happened on the night that Pistorius ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius lied in his testimony

Aug 7 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling witness" who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments in the athlete’s trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel also harshly criticized the legal team of the double-amputee athlete, saying it floated more tha ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius lied in his testimony

Aug 7 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling witness" who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments in the athlete’s trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel also harshly criticized the legal team of the double-amputee athlete, saying it floated more th ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius lied in his testimony

Aug 7 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling witness" who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments in the athlete’s trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel also harshly criticized the legal team of the double-amputee athlete, saying it floated more than one theory about what happened on the night that Pistorius shot ...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius lied in his testimony

Aug 7 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling witness" who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments in the athlete’s trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel also harshly criticized the legal team of the double-amputee athlete, saying it floated more than one theory about what happened on the night that Pistorius shot Steenkamp ...
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