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Family Claims Lesbian Couple Jailed In Kuwait for 25 Years Because of Lifestyle

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Locked Up Abroad

What’s your worst fear? Severe illness? The loss of a loved one? How about getting locked up abroad with no way out?

This fear has been lived and relived many times across the planet for various reasons, but one of the most frightening scenarios is when the “perpetrators” are actually innocent.

More often than not, we’re lucky to have the justice system we have in place in America, but Americans abroad can encounter stricter and more conservative customs, governments, and laws than they expect, sometimes leading them into dire trouble.

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Source: Facebook @Free Monique and Larissa

In the case of US veteran Monique Coverson and her partner Larissa Joseph, one nightmare followed another after police raided their home in Kuwait.

But are the charges they’re facing truly the charges they’re being held for?

Monique Coverson served in the US military for seven years before moving with her partner Larissa Joseph to Kuwait as military contractors.

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Source: Facebook @Free Monique and Larissa

After finishing in that capacity, the couple stayed in Kuwait as musicians, teaching and playing instruments with friends.

Their love story took a turn for the worse when, on May 8, 2015, Monique and Larissa’s home was raided by Kuwaiti police.

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Source: Facebook @Free Monique and Larissa

According to Monique’s family, one ounce of a tobacco-like substance was confiscated from the premises and sent to a lab in Germany for analysis.