The trial of the athlete Oscar Pistorius has opened in the South African capital Pretoria. Prosecutors say Pistorius murdered his girlfriend at his home last year. He claims he was acting in self-defense.
South African prosecutors want a harsher prison sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend in 2013. They have called his current six-year sentence "shockingly" lenient.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has increased the Paralympian's jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to more than 13 years. Prosecutors had argued that the original sentence was "far too lenient."
Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital for overnight observation. The South African athlete, who is serving a six-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was reportedly suffering chest pains.
Protesters, most of them men, have marched through the streets of South Africa's capital to protest violence against women. Individual cases have attracted international attention.
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