Agence France-PresseMarch 28, 2013 07:00
Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Thursday that the Paralympic hero, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, was not a flight risk as they contested stringent bail conditions to enable him to travel abroad.
Pistorius, 26, is challenging a raft of conditions including the confiscation of his passport that he says are unfair and unwarranted.
"Why would this athlete go to a country without extradition and go and hide?" lawyer Barry Roux asked the High Court in Pretoria, saying the bail terms were tantamount to "house arrest".