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CPT prof released on bail in Abu Dhabi

A CPT professor was granted bail after being accused of manslaughter in UAE.

Cape Town Professor, Cyril Karabus. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town professor's release from custody in Abu Dhabi has been described as a victory for justice.

Cyril Karabus was granted bail on Thursday after spending almost two months in jail.

The 77-year-old professor is accused of manslaughter and falsifying documents, charges which relate to the death of a cancer patient he treated while working as a locum in the United Arab Emirates in 2002.

There were numerous delays in the trial, because prosecutors were unable to find certain crucial documents.

Karabus' attorney Michael Bagraim said, "All the judge said at that point was that he didn't want to delay the trial much further. He also said he didn't think the old sickly man should remain in jail."

Karabus' son Micheal said they still have to clear his name.

"It's definitely not over, there's definitely still an investigation that needs to be completed, which we're confident will result in his exoneration."