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Paediatrician wrongly detained in UAE for murder finally returns to South Africa

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3314 (Published 21 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3314
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Cyril Karabus, the 78 year old South African doctor detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for allegedly murdering a patient there, has finally returned home after a nine month ordeal.

The paediatric oncologist was arrested in August 2012 while in transit in Dubai and was told that he had been convicted in absentia for killing a patient in Abu Dhabi while working as a locum a decade earlier.

He denied …

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