‘Prison cannot secure Oscar’s safety’

A prison will not be able to secure Oscar Pistorius’s safety, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “My opinion is that the accused is vulnerable [in prison]. They cannot eliminate his vulnerability and they cannot secure his safety,” Annette Vergeer said under cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel. “That[…]

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Foley killing raises journalist safety concerns

The beheading of US journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State (IS) righters has sent shockwaves across the media landscape, bringing into question the safety of journalists in such conflict zones. Foley’s murder echoed the similar killing of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in 2002, and highlighted[…]

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