Incarcerated in Kuwait: The alarming case of Marsha Lazareva

By Dr. Theodore Karasik
The New Arab

The case of an incarcerated CEO in Kuwait has drawn attention from Moscow to Washington DC.

Marsha Lazareva was a prominent businesswoman in the Middle East before she was wrongly convicted by a Kuwaiti court of misusing public funds, her defence teams says.

She has been serving a 10-year jail sentence with hard labour in Kuwait’s overcrowded Sulaibiya prison since May 2018, and despite vociferous calls for her release from a cadre of prominent international dignitaries, she remains locked up. Her case has highlighted the injustices of Kuwait’s legal system at a time when the western world is closely tracking human rights abuses in the Gulf, and it may soon have international ramifications.

Read the full story in The New Arab.