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Karabus ordeal almost over

A meeting this weekend could be the final leg of Cyril Karabus’ UAE ordeal.

Professor Cyril Karabus. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Professor Cyril Karabus' lawyer said on Thursday a meeting expected to take place this weekend with prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could finally end his lengthy legal battle.

Karabus was arrested last year while passing through Dubai in connection with the death of a young cancer patient more than a decade ago.

He was acquitted a month ago, and again this week, but prosecutors still have a window period to appeal.

Karabus' lawyer Michael Bagriam said they have applied for a written copy of the judgment and are preparing to get his passport back.

"We have asked our attorneys to meet with the prosecution to see if we can finalise everything, close the file and try and make arrangements to get the administration in order to send professor Karabus home to Cape Town."

Karabus' son Michael said the family remains hopeful.

"I am scouting every airline website to see when we can get him the soonest flight home. We're really excited for him to come home and back to us."

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