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Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined

Oscar Pistorius' family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being "undermined" because of the publicity surrounding his case. The family also reacted to parole officials' recommendation that the double-amputee runner undergo psychotherapy, saying he was already receiving "regular and ongoing" psychotherapy from both his personal and prison psychologists. The Pistorius family spoke out in a written statement after his early release — which had been granted in June — was canceled Monday and ordered to be reconsidered. ...