Karabus awaits final clearance

2013-05-13 11:11
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Cape Town - South African doctor Cyril Karabus is waiting for final clearance documentation and could leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday afternoon, his lawyer said.

"We've got a strong feeling that tomorrow [Tuesday] afternoon he would be on a plane," Michael Bagraim said on Monday.

The 78-year-old paediatric oncologist has been detained in the UAE since 18 August, after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he treated for leukaemia in 2002.

Karabus was acquitted on 21 March, and won an appeal, but his return to South Africa was delayed because he was on the UAE's database as a fugitive from justice.

His bail money of R250 000 was returned to him last week.

Bagraim said that Karabus needed only one, final signature from the UAE's interior department on his final clearance to authorise his departure from the country.

Karabus's passport would be returned to him with this document.

"I spoke to [Karabus] earlier and he is very positive," Bagraim said.

"He said: 'One signature, and I'm off,'.... We are waiting with bated breath."

 

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