Marsha Lazareva’s Legal Saga in Kuwait has High International Stakes

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Marsha Lazareva’s Legal Saga in Kuwait has High International Stakes

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International Policy Digest
Oct. 15, 2019

Kuwait’s Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah has long had a reputation as one of the more passionate defenders of human decency in the Gulf region. He was honored in 2014 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his efforts to support individuals impacted by conflicts in Syria and Iraq and is also credited with many human rights improvements for Kuwait’s migrant workers. Under his leadership, Kuwait has also established itself as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-state that stands strongest in defense of Palestinian rights.

Yet in recent months Kuwait has received international criticism over the ongoing case of a prominent businesswoman, Marsha Lazareva. She is a Russian national, a former U.S. green card holder, and the mother of a five-year-old U.S. citizen.

Read the full story in International Policy Digest.