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Pistorius Shoves Race, Crime and Punishment in South Africa's Face

By REUTERS As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa. Published: October 23, 2014 [more]

Oscar Pistorius unlikely to run for South Africa again, says sports minister - The Guardian

The GuardianOscar Pistorius unlikely to run for South Africa again, says sports ministerThe Guardian“I do not think Oscar will be able to come back in terms of athletics,” Mbalula told the Cape Argus newspaper. “For me, [Pistorius's conviction and sentence] was the end of the road [more]

Oscar Pistorius' family ''intimidated people'' during the killer's trial, it ... - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukOscar Pistorius' family ''intimidated people'' during the killer's trial, it ...Mirror.co.ukPreviously the Pistorius family have themselves accused one of Marc's pals of abusing Aimee in court. Marc added: “Oscar is there now eating prison food but when you break it down [more]

Oscar Pistorius Update: Olympian Spends First Day In Jail Serving 5-Year ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesOscar Pistorius Update: Olympian Spends First Day In Jail Serving 5-Year ...International Business TimesSouth African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria [more]

Oscar Pistorius appears tense, confused after first night in jail, officials say - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar Pistorius appears tense, confused after first night in jail, officials sayNew York Daily NewsConvicted killer Oscar Pistorius had a cell to himself on his first night in prison, but it's not clear if he got any sleep. The South African sprinter appeared confused [more]

Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards - The Independent

The IndependentJimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q AwardsThe IndependentOscar Pistorius briefly holds the hand of his uncle Arnold as he is taken to the holding cells after sentencing She added that although Womankind did not comment directly on [more]

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison – but verdict appeal looks a ... - The Independent

The IndependentOscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison – but verdict appeal looks a ...The IndependentFor those for whom the trial of Oscar Pistorius was no more than the essential television event of the year, the ending did not disappoint, at least in cinematic terms. [more]

Oscar Pistorius survives his first night in hell-hole jail - Daily Mail

Daily MailOscar Pistorius survives his first night in hell-hole jailDaily MailOscar Pistorius is 'coping' with his new life behind bars and managed to get some sleep during his first night in his solitary cell, according to a prison official who visited him today. The 27-year-old [more]