Karabus stuck in UAE indefinitely - report

2013-03-28 16:59
Cyril Karabus (Picture: Rapport)

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Cape Town - Professor Cyril Karabus will remain in the UAE indefinitely after prosecutors there decided to appeal an Abu Dhabi court ruling that found him not guilty of manslaughter and forgery, a report said on Thursday.

Eyewitness News reported that a medical committee had last week cleared the elderly paediatric oncologist of all blame for the death of a young cancer patient he treated there more than a decade ago.

But, according to the website, the appeal by the prosecution means that Karabus, who had hoped to be home in time for his 78th birthday on Monday, will now remain in the UAE indefinitely.

"We’ve heard incredibly bad news, it’s almost sad news. The reality is that the prosecution has now indicated it wishes to appeal [the earlier ruling].

"This means he is not coming home and they are not giving the passport back to him," EWN reported his lawyer as saying.

Karabus had been arrested in Dubai back last August, while in-transit from Canada to Cape Town.
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