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Court in Kuwait Refused to Release Detained Russian Citizen - Lawyers

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian citizen Maria Lazareva has been detained in Kuwait over suspected involvement in an economic crime case, Russian Embassy in the Kuwait City told Sputnik.

A court in Kuwait refused to release Maria Lazareva, a Russian citizen who was arrested earlier on charges of embezzlement of public funds, her lawyers told RIA Novosti on Monday.

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According to lawyers, the Kuwaiti court for the fourth time refused to release Lazareva. In their opinion, "the arrest of Lazareva is unfair, and the unwillingness to release her even on bail raises serious questions about the motives of those who want to keep her in prison."

“The Russian Embassy in Kuwait is monitoring the situation with detained Russian citizen Maria Lazareva as a priority,” the embassy said, adding that the Russian national was detained over suspected involvement in an economic crime case.

The Russian diplomatic mission added that it was “in close contact with the competent local authorities and relatives of our compatriot.”

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“The Consular Section of the Embassy provides all possible assistance to citizen Lazareva,” the embassy said.

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