Thus, the court amended its previous decision issued last spring to reject the conditional release request. The South African Prison Service has now said it will review the court’s decision and take appropriate action.
The debate over when Pistorius could be eligible for parole stems from differences in calculations. The special committee, which met in March, found that at the time of his application, Pistorius had not served the minimum sentence required to be eligible for such a plea. Now the court has made a different decision.
The athlete was arrested on February 14, 2013 – the day of Reeva Steenkamp’s murder. In October 2014, the court sentenced him to five years in prison for manslaughter, but Pistorius was subsequently released from prison under correctional supervision after serving a one-year prison sentence.
Oscar Pistorius convicted of murder
On 3 December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the prosecutor’s complaint and found Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder. In July 2016, he was sentenced to six years in prison, but the prosecutor later appealed the sentence, calling it “shockingly lenient.” In November 2017, a new 13-year prison sentence was issued.
The runner, born on November 22, 1986 in Johannesburg, whose legs were amputated in the first year of his life due to congenital defects, despite the advanced degree of disability, from an early age intensively practiced rugby, tennis, water polo, boxing and wrestling. He is the world record holder among disabled people in the 100, 200 and 400 meters races.
At three Paralympic Games, in Athens, Beijing and London, he won six gold, one silver and one bronze medals.
On July 15, 2007, at the IAAF meeting, he was the first disabled runner to run with able-bodied athletes, using special carbon fiber prosthetics.
He became the first Paralympic player in history after the amputation of both limbs to participate in the Olympic Games (London 2012), where he participated in the 400 meter and 4×400 meter relay races.
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