LONDON, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Omnia Strategy LLP, a part of the legal team representing Marsha Lazareva, a prominent member of the international business community, today filed a petition of complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), requesting an investigation into the detention and treatment of the executive, who has been imprisoned in Kuwait for over a year on false charges.
Lazareva’s case is drawing international concern about the treatment of foreign investors in Kuwait and has been raised with Kuwait by prominent political figures in the UK, the US and Russia. Ms. Lazareva is one of the Gulf’s leading corporate figures. She is a Russian citizen and mother to a young son who is a US citizen.
The complaint was filed by an international legal team, led by prominent human rights attorney Cherie Blair CBE, QC, on behalf of Marsha Lazareva, vice chair and managing director of KGL Investments. It cites Kuwait’s violations of fair trial protections and of protections against arbitrary detention under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
The UN working group will await correspondence from Kuwait before rendering an opinion, but the group could recommend Ms. Lazareva’s release and that Kuwait award compensation to her.