File photograph of South African paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius in court. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

South Africa’s parole review board will meet on September 18th to decide if Oscar Pistorius can be released early from prison, after being sentenced f(...)

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp  have  criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: Reuters

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have for the first time criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. “What act(...)

Prosecutors filed an appeal this week asking for the verdict of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, to be  changed to murder. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s parole review board has up to four months to conclude its decision on when Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison, a Justice Minis(...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph:Alon Skuy/Reuters

Oscar Pistorius’s release from prison has been put on hold by the South African government. The Paralympian, convicted of culpable homicide for the k(...)

Oscar Pistorius being led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s Department of Justice has put Oscar Pistorius’s prison release on hold until his case is reviewed again by a parole board. Pistorius w(...)

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will leave prison on Friday: the lenience afforded Pistorius has sparked outrage on many public forums and on chat shows. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

For Oscar Pistorius, the five-year jail sentence he received for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of St Valentine’s mor(...)

Oscar Pistorius: The athlete is set to be paroled on Friday after serving 10 months behind bars, but will remain under a form of house arrest. Photograph: Antoine de Ras/Reuters

Prosecutors filed an appeal yesterday calling for Oscar Pistorius, who is days away from being released from prison, to be convicted of the murder of (...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius who was sentenced to a five-year term for culpable homicide in the killing of his  girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on August 21st after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide (...)

 A file picture from  September 2014 showing South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius crying while the verdict is being read during the verdict in his murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa. Prosecutors are seeking to have  Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of murder. Photograph: EPA 1:50

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors appealing over the double-amputee athlete’s conviction for negligent killin(...)

Oscar Pistorius stands at the dock before the start of proceedings at a Pretoria magistrates court February 22, 2013. Photograph: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Ireland’s strict ban on courtroom broadcasting stood in stark contrast last year to the images of Oscar Pistorius in the dock of a Johannesburg courtr(...)