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In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

| August 14, 2019

This month marks the anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Shield, in which US President George H.W. Bush brought together a coalition of 35 countries to liberate my country, Kuwait, from the clutches of Saddam Hussein. At the end of that struggle, the late President Bush declared from the Oval Office that “Kuwait is […]

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Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

| June 17, 2019

A Russian woman has been released from prison in Kuwait after bail of $3.3 million was posted. Marsha Lazareva (pictured) has spent 470 days behind bars, writes Philip Braund. She was found guilty of embezzlement last year and sentenced to ten years in prison. The decision to allow Lazareva to be freed has angered people […]

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Further international litigation takes aim at #Kuwait over repeated abuses of Marsha Lazareva business investments

Further international litigation takes aim at #Kuwait over repeated abuses of Marsha Lazareva business investments

| July 17, 2018

      The case against Marsha Lazareva, one of Russia’s most successful woman business investors in the Gulf, being prosecuted by the authorities in Kuwait took a new turn this week. Her international lawyers filed a financial damages arbitration claim against the State of Kuwait citing repeated violations of international law, potentially raising further […]

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Growing pressure for Europe to investigate mistreatment of women in #Kuwait

Growing pressure for Europe to investigate mistreatment of women in #Kuwait

| June 5, 2018

An important trading partner and investment destination for EU goods, Kuwait is being challenged to show that it is not turning a blind eye to human rights abuses at home. Following a series of reports by this newspaper and other international media highlighting growing cases of women in Kuwait being made targets for persecution, MEP […]

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#Kuwait faces criticism over Marsha Lazareva case

#Kuwait faces criticism over Marsha Lazareva case

| May 18, 2018

Prominent Russian businesswoman Marsha Lazareva was sentenced this month to ten years hard labour in Kuwait after a conviction for misusing public funds. She denies all of the charges and has confirmed that she will appeal the decision, writes James Wilson. However, concerns are growing as she sits in the notorious Sulaibiya prison in Kuwait, […]

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EU ‘must be pro-active in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait’

EU ‘must be pro-active in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait’

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

ALDE MEPs have expressed their concern about the worsening human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. Authorities in Bahrain recently carried out three executions, ending a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty, while seven people were executed in Kuwait.  In Saudi Arabia, the family of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, winner of the 2015 […]

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Emir of Kuwait in Middle East crisis talks with Russian President Putin

Emir of Kuwait in Middle East crisis talks with Russian President Putin

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabbah Al Ahmed Al Sabah (pictured below) has held talks with Russian President Putin in Sochi about the future stability of the Middle East. Kuwait is known internationally as an oil rich country with a strategic location in the Gulf. But it is also playing a crucial role in in […]

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