A panel reviewing South Africa’s parole board, which will decide whether to release Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius from prison, began on September 18th.
South Africa’s justice minister blocked Oscar Pistorius’ early release in August with a surprise move.
It is not clear when the commission will decide whether the initial decision to release him earlier was correct.
28-year-old Oscar Pistorius has served 11 months of his 5-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Rieva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.
The Review Board, which meets in the eastern port city of Durban, includes a group of legal experts chaired by a judge.
Journalists from local media gathered in front of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria, where Oscar Pistorius is being held, awaiting a potential decision on September 19th.
Under South African law, Oscar Pistorius has the right to be released under house arrest after serving his sixth sentence.
A court convicted the athlete of double amputation for guilty murder or manslaughter for the murder of Rieva Stenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Stenkamp through a locked bathroom door at his home in the South African capital, Pretoria, believing she was an intruder, he told the trial.
The prosecution appealed the decision, saying Oscar Pistorius should instead be convicted of murder.
This complaint is due to be heard in November 2015.