30 December 2012
It has emerged that the detention of
Cape Town professor Cyril
Karabus has resulted in a fall-out between International Relations Minister
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her United Arab
Emirates counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al
According to reports the retired
pediatric oncologist was arrested and sentenced in absentia to a
three-and-a-half-year jail term in 2004, on charges related to manslaughter.
But he was only arrested in August
2012, while in transit in Dubai.
It is alleged he failed to give a
three-year-old patient who had been suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia a
blood transfusion, and falsified medical record to make it appear as if he did
while he worked as a locum in the UAE in 2002.
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