Caught in a Kafka-esque Ordeal in Dubai, a South African Doctor Finally Comes Home

Arrested in Dubai in August, on decade-old charges of manslaughter, he was unaware that in 2002 he had been found guilty in absentia of killing a three-year old leukaemia patient in Abu Dhabi.

Johannesburg – Cyril Karabus is a septuagenarian, takes a fair bit of heart medication, and looks pretty weathered – but perhaps that's to be expected from a 78-year-old who was arrested last summer and held for nine months in the United Arab Emirates.

After returning to South Africa in May, acquitted of all charges, the doctor from Kenilworth, Cape Town seemed resilient and in good form,...