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.
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…