THIS MONTH’S UN SECURITY COUNCIL HEAD IS ACCUSED OF WRONGLY IMPRISONING A CHRISTIAN BUSINESSWOMAN

The Daily Caller | 5/6/2018 | Staff
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A Russian businesswoman and mother of a U.S. citizen has been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait for over a year and needs to be let out on bail at a hearing Sunday, her advocacy team said.

Marsha Lazareva, a former U.S. green card holder, was sentenced for misappropriating funds but has since had her conviction overturned.

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In what Lazareva’s advocates describe as an ironic twist, human rights activists brought her story before a UN body days before Kuwait assumed the month-long presidency of the UN Security Council in June.

A Russian businesswoman and mother of a U.S. citizen has been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait for over a year and urgently needs to be let out on bail at a hearing Sunday, her advocacy team told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Marsha Lazareva, a former U.S. green card holder, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for misappropriating hundreds of millions of dollars from Kuwaiti government investors in a Kuwaiti court May 6, 2018. Even though her conviction was overturned May 9 and she posted bail, she’s still in jail with no end in sight, her team said.

“Marsha Lazareva has spent the last fifteen months in a Kuwaiti jail despite the fact there is no credible case to answer,” Blair told TheDCNF in a statement Thursday. “Evidence used to convict Marsha has been held to be the work of forgery and the judicial process has appeared deeply flawed in a clear violation of Kuwait law and international legal standards, which is why we’re looking to the UN to intervene on her behalf and help end her arbitrary detention.”

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The story as told by Lazareva’s advocates involves many twists and turns — tens of millions of dollars paid in bail, a team of U.S. political heavyweights fighting for her and an elementary school-age son who thinks his...
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