Incarcerated in Kuwait: The alarming case of Marsha Lazareva
By Dr. Theodore Karasik
The New Arab
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.