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Oscar Pistorius allowed to travel after winning appeal against bail conditions

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Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be allowed to travel after winning the appeal against the terms of his bail.

His lawyers argued that the South African Olympic and Paralympics champion should be allowed to return to his home and to travel.

Oscar Pistorius, 26, also sought an end to supervision by a probation officer and compulsory drug and alcohol testing.

The athelete denies murdering Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria last month.

Oscar Pistorius says he shot Reeva Steenkamp when he mistook her for an intruder.

Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be allowed to travel after winning the appeal against the terms of his bail

Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be allowed to travel after winning the appeal against the terms of his bail

The state opposed the application, which was heard at the High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyer, Kenny Oldwage, said his client did not need to be in court for this hearing.


The bail conditions were imposed by Magistrate Desmond Nair on February 22 – including restrictions on the athlete travelling abroad.

Oscar Pistorius was ordered to hand over his two South African passports, avoid his home in Pretoria and all witnesses in the case, report to a police station twice a week and to abstain from drinking alcohol.

In the papers before the court on Thursday his lawyers argued that he should be allowed to travel if he is granted permission by the case investigation officer.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, the athlete’s brother, Carl Pistorius, appeared in court on Wednesday charged with the culpable homicide of a female motorcyclist in a 2008 road crash. Carl Pistorius pleaded not guilty and is due to appear in court again next week.

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