Editorials 21.10.2014 06:00 am

Will Oscar escape a fate worse than death?

Andrew Kenny.

Andrew Kenny.

Will Oscar Pistorius be condemned to punishment more brutal and degrading than medieval torment, or will he spend a relatively easy few years in community service?

For male readers, let me spell it out starkly. In the Middle Ages in Europe a convicted male criminal could be flogged in public or put in the stocks.


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