July 1, 2015

UAE Visa Denial to NYU Professor Ross Prompts Letter of Inquiry to Pres. Sexton

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Andrew Ross, a professor at NYU, had been studying and critiquing labor practices in the Gulf. Ross' research focused on alleged exploitation of migrant construction workers at NYU's proposed campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In March, his visa to continue his research was denied by UAE authorities. In view of NYU's agreement with UAE to respect to academic freedom at the proposed  … continue reading >>

Dr. Cyril Karabus Returns to South Africa Cleared of UAR Manslaughter Charges

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After eight months of frustrating delays in the United Arab Republic, the 78-year old South African pediatrician and oncologist, who was arrested on his way through Dubai last August, finally went home on May 17. The arrest grew out of a 2002 treatment by Dr. Karabus of a child suffering from cancer in the UAR.  The patient later died of leukemia.  … continue reading >>

South African Surgeon Arrested in Dubai For Death Twelve Years Ago of Patient

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Dr. Cyril Karabus, an eminent South African pediatric surgeon and professor of medicine, was arrested while en route home for charges stemming from the death of patient twelve years ago. He had operated on a child suffering from cancer  in the United Arab Emirates, who later died of leukemia. Although earlier charges on the same grounds (of which Dr. Karabus was never notified) had been dismissed,  … continue reading >>

CCS Welcomes Release of Professor Nasser Bin Ghaith of the UAE

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CCS was among the many human rights groups and academic associations advocating for Professor bin Ghaith, a lecturer of economics at the Abu Dhabi branch of the Paris-based Sorbonne University in the United Arab Emirates, who was detained in April in Dubai and charged for being a threat to public security, undermining public order, insulting the government and opposing the government system.  The  … continue reading >>

CCS Follows-up on the Detention of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith

CCS wrote a follow-up letter to the government of the United Arab Emirates to protest the detention of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, a scholar and lecturer in Economics. Read the letter:  … continue reading >>

Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith is Held in Dubai without Charges

CCS wrote to the Government of the United Arab Emirates to protest the detention of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, a scholar and lecturer in Economics. Read the letter  … continue reading >>