Pistorius' Bail Terms Eased, Will Be Able to Race Abroad

Judge says original restrictions were out of line

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 28, 2013 7:06 AM CDT | Updated Mar 28, 2013 7:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Oscar Pistorius won his appeal to relax bail restrictions today, with the South African court saying the runner would be allowed to travel overseas for competitions while on bail, reports NBC News. "I find no reason why Pistorius should be forbidden from leaving (South Africa) if he's invited to compete in athletic events in other countries," said the judge. Other bail restrictions placed on Pistorius were also loosened, including limitations against his visiting his home and requirements he check in with police twice a week, reports South Africa's News 24. In other news, Pistorius' brother, Carl, was also in court yesterday.

Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing on Feb. 22, 2013.
Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing on Feb. 22, 2013.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
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