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TODAY   |  March 11, 2013

Oscar Pistorius appeals bail conditions

Almost three weeks after he was arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers are returning to court to challenge some of the conditions of his bail. NBC’s Rohit Kachroo reports.

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>>> breaking news out of south africa , oscar pistorius and his legal team filing an appeal of bail restrictions imposed in his murder case. rohit castro in johannesburg good morning.

>> reporter: good morning, freedom but with conditions and his lawyers are returning to the court to try to challenge those conditions. they are too stringent, the order says he's not allowed to travel overseas, he was made to hand in his passport but his lawyers say he presents no flight risk. his trainer says he has no intention for traveling aboard for training or to compete on the track and the ruling that says he shouldn't be allowed to return to his luxurious home to his home in pretoria, as well as he shouldn't be allowed to drink alcohol. friends say he's incredibly distraught, spending a great deal at his uncle's home reading the bible, now due to return to the court in june but as part of this challenge his lawyers may be returning to the court much sooner than that.

>> nbc's rohit kachroo in johannesbu johannesburg, thank you very much.