In 2004, an Abu Dhabi court tried Dr. Karabus in absentia and convicted him of both fraud and manslaughter, but he was never notified of the trial or of the judgment. When he landed in Dubai last year he was jailed. This case is not just about this doctor, but any country whose citizens work or travel in the U.A.E.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The loss of a not-so secret base in Dubai last year forced the Canadian military to use its unarmed Airbus planes for flights into Kandahar Airfield during the final phase of the combat mission, ministerial briefing notes say.
"Pressures imposed by the closure of Camp Mirage and the need to maximize flexibility in providing strategic airlift to support OP Athena have culminated in the (censored) using C-150 flights in KAF," said a Nov. 1, 2010, briefing note prepared for Defence Minister Peter MacKay.