Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rhoda Berenson May 21, 2001

Freeing Lori Berenson
by C. L. Cook
News American political prisoner, Lori Berenson will be released by Peruvian authorities that have held her as a terrorist since 1995 was welcomed by her family today, May 26, 2010. Lori’s dad, Mark Berenson appeared on Democracy Now! reporting the news.
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/26/after_over_14_years_in_peruvian
The Berenson’s are enroute to Peru now to help Lori and her one year-old son Salvador transition out of her near fifteen year incarceration.

I interviewed Lori’s mum, Rhoda for Gorilla Radio way back in May of 2001. Here’s that interview.

G-Radio 01-03 CFUV 102FM 104.3 Cable ‘cfuv.uvic.ca’
Monday, May 21st, 2001

5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to GR, etc. It’s been more than five years of worry, waiting, and fighting for the return of their daughter from a Peruvian prison for the Berenson family. In December of 1995, freelance journalist, Lori Berenson was arrested by Peru’s notorious secret police. A year later, she was convicted of treason by a secret military tribunal and sentenced to life in prison. That sentence was later overturned by the country’s Supreme Military Council and a retrial ordered.

Last month that retrial began and Lori’s parents embarked on yet another journey to Peru. On the first half of the program, Mark and Rhoda Berenson on the continuing quest for justice in a foreign land…

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.