By Neil Bush
The Washington Times
A 4-year-old U.S. citizen is currently stuck in Kuwait, while his mother has been in jail for more than a year for crimes she didn’t commit. His grandmother, a resident of Pennsylvania, has been forced to travel to Kuwait to care for her grandson, and is desperate to bring him home.
This is the country my father helped liberate and, to his last day, he was proud that Kuwait remained an honorable and respected member of the international community. These human rights abuses are not in keeping with the Kuwait I know, and unless Kuwait’s leadership is able to correct this injustice, Congress should take steps to sanction the individuals responsible.
The case of Marsha Lazareva highlights a threat to any member of the international community looking to do business in Kuwait. A graduate of the prestigious Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, the CEO and vice chairman of KGL Investment, Marsha had moved to Kuwait over a decade ago and rose to become one of the most successful investment managers in the Middle East.