Judgment expected on Cyril Karabus

2013-04-29 07:27
Cyril Karabus (Rapport)

Cyril Karabus (Rapport)

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Abu Dhabi - An Abu Dhabi court will give judgment on Monday in the appeal against the release of South African medical doctor Cyril Karabus.

His lawyer Michael Bagraim said the appeal was heard last Tuesday and the judge indicated the verdict would be on Monday 29 April.

The court phoned the attorneys in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday morning to say the judge reached a decision and wanted to deliver it earlier.

"The judge decided to not grant the State's appeal and said Karabus is not guilty on all the charges," Bagraim said last week.

Prosecution can appeal

The prosecution had 30 days to bring a new appeal, he said.

"We are asking them not to launch an appeal."

Bagraim said the attorneys in Abu Dhabi met with prosecutors on Wednesday.

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.

He was acquitted on 21 March, but was not allowed to leave the country pending the appeal.

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