Imprisonment of Cyril Karabus

Consider the risks of working in the UAE carefully

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7528 (Published 19 November 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7528

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  1. Martin C Scholtz, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Devon, UK
  1. martin.scholtz{at}nhs.net

Your editorial about Professor Karabus’s imprisonment in Dubai highlights the risks facing clinicians who work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).1

This case is just one of many examples of highly respected and skilled doctors and nurses being persecuted over the years in the UAE for allegedly causing a patient’s death or harm before the incident has been properly …

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