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Karabus case referred to Attorney General

The Abu Dhabi Attorney General will decide whether to continue prosecuting CT professor Cyril Karabus.

Clamps, scissors and other surgical instruments are seen in an operating room. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - The lawyer for a Cape Town professor who is facing a manslaughter charge in Abu Dhabi said on Thursday the case has been referred to the Attorney General for a decision on whether to continue prosecuting.

The 77-year-old retired paediatric oncologist Cyril Karabus appeared in an Abu Dhabi court on Wednesday.

The decade old charge relates to a cancer patient he treated while working as a locum in the United Arab Emirates.

Even though the prosecution were given several opportunities to produce the original medical files of the patient, they were only been able to find copies.

His lawyer Michael Bagraim said, "The judge said he was going to refer the matter to the attorney general and in Abu Dhabi to make a decision as to whether they should continue prosecuting or not, as there was no evidence. This was will probably be seen again on Sunday."

Karabus was granted bail in October.