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Doctor arrested during transit in United Arab Emirates is cleared of any wrongdoing

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1945 (Published 22 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1945
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

A retired South African doctor has warned other medical professionals of the risks of working in the United Arab Emirates after he was arrested in transit and forced to stay in the country for more than seven months before finally being cleared of murdering one of his patients.

“It is a dangerous country for expatriates,” Cyril Karabus, 77, told the BMJ after he was acquitted on 21 March. Not only has his ordeal been extremely trying personally, but he has also incurred “major” expenses. Anyone considering …

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