Lori Berenson Released From Prison In Peru
Lori Berenson, the New York woman who was sentenced to prison in Peru and served 15 years of a 20-year sentence, has been released. Berenson, who turns 41 next week, was freed in May but sent back to jail in August because judges ruled her release invalid when police didn’t confirm where she’d be living.
Berenson was arrested on a bus in Peru in 1995 and charged with belonging to the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, or MRTA, an urban guerrilla group.
Berenson publicly apologized in August for working with the Marxist guerrilla movement.
“Yes, I collaborated with the MRTA. I was never a leader or a militant. I never participated in violent or bloody acts. I never killed anybody,” she said at the time.
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