By Shane McGinley
June 12, 2019
President Donald Trump has not commented on the case but it is on his administration’s radar
United States President Donald Trump’s administration has taken an active interest in the jailing of a prominent Russian businesswoman in Kuwait and the fact that the campaign to win her release has brought together senior supporters from Washington and Moscow offers “a little bit of hope” for improved bilateral relations between the two rival superpowers, according to Neil Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush.
Marsha Lazareva, an employee of KGL Investment Company in Kuwait, was sentenced to ten years hard labour imprisonment in May last year after she was found guilty of embezzlement. The conviction was successfully appealed on May 5, 2019, when it was discovered the documents used as evidence against her were proven to be forgeries, but she still remains behind bars, having served over 470 days in jail.