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Prof Cyril Karabus thanks doctors for their support

Prof Cyril Karabus celebrated his freedom with friends and family at last after nine months’ detention in Dubai. In this letter, he thanks Medical Chronicle readers for the support expressed over that time and describes in his own words what happened. Detained in Dubai I wish to begin by thanking you, readers of Medical Chronicle, […]

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Prof Cyril Karabus – free at last

The story of paediatric oncologist Prof Cyril Karabus is no doubt well known by readers: He was tried in absentia for manslaughter and fraud in the death of a young patient there under his care. A decade later, he was arrested in transit through Abu Dhabi for a crime he did not commit, and of […]

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SAMA’s response to: Comments on doctors boycotting Africa Health

The recent commentary from Prof Sylvester Chima criticising the decision by many individuals and groups, including SAMA, to withdraw from the Africa Health Conference and Expo is extremely unfortunate. The action taken by these individuals and groups is in protest and to the manner in which the ‘case’ against Prof Karabus has been handled by […]

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SAMA supports HPCSA in its Africa Health Conference stance

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed this week’s statement by the HPCSA distancing themselves from the upcoming Africa Health Exhibition and Conference based on the strong links the organisers have with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The reason is related to the ongoing ‘inhumane manner’ in which the UAE authorities have handled the […]

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More doctors protest Prof Karabus detention by pulling out of Africa Health

The IPA Foundation (IPAF) has become the latest doctor-associated organisation in SA to withdraw its participation from the Africa Health Congress and Exhibition in protest against the detention of South African paediatrician, Prof Cyril Karabus, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The headquarters of the organisers, Informa Life Services Exhibitions, are in Switzerland but it […]

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HPCSA protests Prof Karabus’s detention by withdrawing from Africa Health

The HPCSA has announced its withdrawal from next month’s Africa Health Exhibition in support of growing dissatisfaction among healthcare practitioners with the way the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has handled the detention of Prof Cyril Karabus. The organisers of the congress, due to take place from 7-9 May at Gallagher Estates, are based in Dubai. […]

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Prof Karabus: Comments on doctors boycotting Africa Health

Following the withdrawal of the HPCSA, SAMA, the IPA Foundation and several speakers from next week’s Africa Health Conference and Exhibition in protest against the detention of Prof Cyril Karabus in Dubai, Medical Chronicle received the following letter from Prof Sylvester Chima from the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. It is rather unfortunate […]

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Prof Karabus’ continued detention ‘cruel and extreme’

1 April was Prof Cyril Karabus’ 78th birthday. He was hoping to spend it with his loved ones in Cape Town after a seven-month ordeal at the hands of the UAE judicial system, which finally acquitted him of any wrongdoing in the death of one of his patients, more than a decade ago. But the […]

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Prof Karabus ordeal nearly over?

Prof Cyril Karabus, who was detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in August last year after the death of a young patient in 2002, may be home at the end of February following the prosecutor’s decision to drop the major charge against him. His attorney, Michael Bagraim, explained that the main charge against Prof […]

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SA Prof held in UAE may soon be released

The first signs of light have emerged in the trial of Prof Cyril Karabus, tried in absentia in the United Arab Emirates for the death of a three-year-old Yemeni girl under his care in 2002, after the judge ordered the Attorney General to produce evidence or close the case. Since he was first arrested on […]

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