I’ve reported earlier on Dr.Karabus’ plight in the U.A.E, an elderly sick South African (world renowned) doctor of pediatric oncology incarcerated on trumped up charges of manslaughter.
12-Apr-13: Karabus: Some long overdue major international media attention on the Emirates
Good to see the front page of this morning’s International Herald Tribune, the international edition of the New York Times, giving some factual attention to the appalling treatment of Prof. Cyril Karabus at the hands of the authorities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Not that there is any expectation of them adjusting their opaque, undemocratic and legally-dysfunctional approach to his improper incarceration, but arousing public opinion by shining some bright light on this little-publicized Emirates scandal can’t be a bad thing. That’s about the only remaining strategy when authoritarian regimes in dark, press-controlled corners of the Third World engage in their capricious ways with innocent people’s freedom.