SA to make personal plea for Karabus

2013-03-01 10:43
Professor Cyril Karabus (Supplied)

Professor Cyril Karabus (Supplied)

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Cape Town - Deputy international relations minister Marius Fransman is set to travel to the United Arabs Emirates to take up the plight of Professor Cyril Karabus, according to a report on Friday.

The Cape Argus reported that Fransman would head for the UAE on Saturday.

Karabus, 77, a retired paediatric oncologist, has been held in the UAE for more than six months on charges of manslaughter and falsifying documents.

He was convicted of the crimes in absentia.

Karabus had been detained in Abu Dhabi since last August in connection with the case, which dated back to 2002/03. He was out on bail.

The trial was reportedly delayed for the eighteenth time this week.

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