Lawyers File Appeal for Pistorius 3/11/13
JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius (pihs-TOHR'-ee-uhs) have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend. The Associated Press received a copy of the papers filed with the court by email from representatives of the Pistorius family.
In the papers, lawyers for the double-amputee athlete argued against the requirement that he surrender all passports and travel documents, and refrain from applying for such documents pending the end of his case. The lawyers said evidence presented at the athlete's bail hearing showed he is not a flight risk and should have the option of traveling outside South Africa as long as he has official permission.