|Prof. Cyril Karabus, held without trial by the "authorities" in the UAE for more than six months|
UAE panel yet to send report in South African doctor's manslaughter case
Haneen Dajani | The National | Feb 27, 2013 | ABU DHABI // The medical committee examining the case of the South African doctor accused of manslaughter has not sent its report yet, the criminal court has announced. Cyril Karabus, 77, was convicted in absentia of murder and forgery, accused of causing the death in 2002 of a three-year-old Yemeni girl suffering cancer. His retrial on charges of manslaughter and forgery has been stranded in court for months awaiting the medical committee’s report, as well as a medical file requested by the defence. The paediatric oncologist, who denies the charge, has been on bail with his passport confiscated since October. He was arrested at Dubai airport in August while travelling with his family. Last month South Africa sent a démarche – a strong protest – to the UAE Government calling for the case against Karabus to be expedited. The case was adjourned until March 20 pending the committee’s report.
There will be plenty of time to drag the princelings of the oil-soaked UAE and their minions through the global court of public opinion at some appropriate time in the future. But right now, today, who is going to get this poor, unjustly detained man out of their clutches?
Some selected background for those new to this sickening and grossly under-reported affair:
- 26-Sep-12: Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
- 15-Oct-12: Back to Dubai: Australian travelers might want to factor this report into their plans
- 21-Oct-12: Update on Prof. Cyril Karabus and his ongoing nightmare in United Arab Emirates
- 5-Nov-12: Travel update: Additional things you might want to know about transiting through Dubai
- 13-Dec-12: Kafka would certainly be proud: Update on the doctor arrested at Dubai airport
- 25-Dec-12: The Emirates scandal: the missing evidence turns up
- 1-Jan-13: Prof. Cyril Karabus faces his thirteenth hearing in a United Arab Emirates court tomorrow
- 2-Jan-13: For readers concerned with what is still being done to a distinguished healer of children with cancer
- 7-Jan-13 [UPDATED]: Karabus affair: UAE attorney-general "failed to turn up"
- 29-Jan-13: A development in the scandalous UAE 'prosecution' of Prof. Karabus
- 29-Jan-13: UAE "Justice" officials fiddle: The scandalous treatment of Prof. Karabus goes on and on
- 31-Jan-13: UAE's foreign ministry is "closely following" Prof. Karabus' nightmare
- 6-Feb-13: At the United Arab Emirates foreign ministry, they want you to know their hands are tied