- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oscar Pistorius has won back his passport and the right to travel. A judge sided with his attorneys on Thursday, as they argued that the double-amputee Olympian accused of murder in the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend may actually have to enter track events to compete and earn money, The Associated Press reports.

Mr. Pistorius was granted bail last month. But since, his attorneys argued, he’s been treated like a flight risk and prevented from traveling overseas. He’s also been subjected to other strict rules, including prohibitions against drinking alcohol and returning to his own house, AP reports.

The judge ruled Thursday that Mr. Pistorius can have his passport and that he may travel outside the country, provided he gives the court a travel itinerary, various media reported.

Mr. Pistorius fatally shot his celebrity model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his South African gated community home on Feb. 14. He’s argued he thought she was an unwelcome intruder.

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