Lori Berenson Verdict

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In Peru, American Lori Berenson has been sentenced to 20 years for collaborating with terrorists. Sympathizers call her the victim of a tyrannical justice system. Peruvian public opinion is not on her side. Human rights groups are troubled by circumstantial evidence and some of Berenson's own statements. We explore Peru's changing political landscape, attempts to rally support, and expectations of President Bush and Peru's President-elect Toledo, with sympathizers, American and Peruvian human rights activists, and a former US ambassador to that country.
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Committee to Free Lori Berenson

Human Rights Coordinating Committee (Spanish)

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

Mexico's Presidency

The New Republic

Revolutionary Movements in Latin America

US Embassy in Peru



Warren Olney