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Johannesburg - Doctors have welcomed a ruling that Prof Cyril Karabus is not to blame for the death of a three-year-old cancer patient in his care.
“The SA Medical Association (Sama), along with the World Medical Association, have expressed both delight and relief,” Sama said in a statement on Friday.
A United Arab Emirates court acquitted Karabus on Thursday on charges of manslaughter and falsifying documents.
“[We] commended the efforts of all who supported the global appeals for justice and restoration of the 77-year-old professor’s right to freedom over the last seven months,” Sama said.
Karabus is an emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town and a specialist paediatric oncologist.
He was charged and sentenced in absentia. On August 18 last year he was arrested in Dubai while in transit to South Africa from Toronto, Canada, where he had attended his son's wedding.