A very influential Christian businesswoman in the Middle East is fighting for her freedom from a prison cell in Kuwait.
According to Marsha Lazareva, a Russian national whose five-year-old son is an American citizen, she was wrongly convicted in 2018 for allegedly misusing public funds in Kuwait while serving as the chief executive and vice-chairman of the private equity group KGL Investment (KGLI). She was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.
Lazareva has a chance at redemption Easter Sunday 2019. She has an appeal hearing Sunday to determine if she will stay behind bars or walk free with her son, who is still living in Kuwait without his mother.
“In spite of numerous requests by my lawyers, the judge denied me full access to all accusatory documents and also denied my calling of all my witnesses. All my human and civil rights were completely violated during the court hearings. The judge made many racist comments toward me during the case and singled me out as a woman.”
– Marsha Lazareva
Lazareva posted $33 million in joint bail with another business executive involved in the case but is still sitting in prison.
Christian Business Woman Imprisoned in Kuwait Hopes She’ll See Freedom on Easter Sunday