Lori berenson completed her 20 year sentence in lima perú on 29 november 2015 and returned to the united states. Lori berenson was a brilliant student who went to college at mit.
After attending laguardia high school of music and art she enrolled at mit in the fall of 1987.
Lori berenson. Fujimori has since fallen from public favor he s serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity berenson is a stark reminder for peruvians about the. Lori berenson is a social activist who was born in new york but has spent her adult life in central and south america. Lori berenson the american woman arrested on terrorism charges in peru 15 years ago should be happy.
Lori helene berenson born november 13 1969 is an american who served a 20 year prison sentence for collaboration with a terrorist organization in peru in 1996. Lori berenson was born and raised in new york city. Inside lori berenson s new.
Lori berenson s love for the latin american countries and cultures goes. At mit lori studied anthropology and worked with late professor martin diskin on land and wealth distribution in el salvador. But as she became more politically active she left school for el salvador in 1992 where a brutal civil war was winding down.
Lori berenson heading home to the u s. A judge accepted her petition for parole late last week and she was released from prison early monday evening. Lori helene berenson born november 13 1969 is an american convicted in peru in 1996 of unlawful collaboration with the túpac amaru revolutionary movement mrta a group which had tried to overthrow the peruvian government by force and which was and is considered a terrorist organization by the peruvian government.
Lori berenson is a firm believer in the need to work for a better world for all for a world in which everyone s fundamental human rights are respected. Berenson 46 who arrived in peru as a young idealist completed a 20 year sentence including more than 15 years in prison for aiding. Berenson was convicted of collaborating with the túpac amaru revolutionary movement mrta a group accused of trying to overthrow the peruvian government by force considered to be a terrorist organization by the peruvian.
Completed her 20 year sentence in lima perú on 29 november 2015 and returned to the united states. It hasn t gotten much attention given the terrorism in san bernardino but darling of the left lori berenson was allowed to leave peru after serving a 20 year prison sentence of 15 years behind.