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Light sentence could spark 'crisis of trust'

Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning Wednesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African public. Amid defence calls for Pistorius to be punished with community service, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel said if the Paralympian star sprinter goes free the court risks ruining the reputation of the country's legal system. "If the court sentence is too light, and society loses trust in the court, they...

Oscar was helped by brother?

Police suspected the brother of Oscar Pistorius of wiping data from the Olympian's phone in the days after he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a South African radio station claimed on Thursday. Investigators believed Carl Pistorius synchronised his computer with his brother's iPhone, wiping out the entire call history and all WhatsApp messages, according to an investigation by Eyewitness News (EWN). Police "considered charging him with defeating the ends of justice but ultimately declined to proceed with a case against him,"...


Nur Hossain's 'girlfriend' remanded

Nur Hossain's 'girlfriend' remanded

Narayanganj city ward councillor Jannatul Ferdous Nila was placed on a three-day remand today hours after she was arrested in a case filed for killing a youth in 2013. Nila is known to be a girlfriend of Nur Hossain, the prime suspect of the gruesome seven-murder in Narayanganj. Police detained Nila, the female councillor from reserved seat, in Mijmiji area around 12midnight, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting Salauddin, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station. The law enforcers made the arrest acting on confessional statements of two accused -- Sohag and Mona – in the murder case. During interrogation,...

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