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Further inexplicable delay from Kuwait Courts in Marsha Lazareva’s case continues to raise concerns after next hearing is postponed.

Kuwait, 24 June, 2019 – On Sunday, June 23rd, the Kuwait Court of Appeal finally heard evidence from the defence in the case of Marsha Lazareva and Saeed Dashti. This was the first time since their arrest in November 2017 that the defence has been allowed to present evidence.

However, in a U-turn, the Court unexpectedly postponed the next hearing in the case by nearly 3 months from 30 June to 15 September 2019. Commenting on the latest twist, Cherie Blair CBE, QC said:

Quite simply justice delayed is justice denied. This is as flagrant an example as you will find. Marsha and Saeed are being prevented from clearing their names and find themselves in limbo. It is not good for them but it is also not good for Kuwait to allow the matter to fester unresolved.

The full English press release is available here: 20190624 Press Release (Omnia) and in downloadable PDF format below.