Lori Berenson

Jewish Activist Lori Berenson Returning To US After 20-Year Ordeal In Peru

12/03/2015 - 19:00

Lori Berenson, the Jewish New Yorker whose imprisonment in Peru for aiding leftist rebels became a cause celebre, is returning to the United States after 20 years.

Jewish activist Lori Berenson returning to US after 20-year ordeal in Peru. JTA

Berenson Released From Peruvian Prison

11/08/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) — Lori Berenson, whose imprisonment in Peru became a cause celebre, was released on parole from a Peruvian prison for a second time.

Berenson, 40, a Jewish New Yorker, left the prison in Lima on Monday after a court granted her parole. She had served 15 years of a 20-year sentence for aiding leftist rebels in a plot to overthrow Peru's Congress.

Berenson had been released on parole in May, but was ordered to return to prison in August because police failed to confirm the address in Lima where she would serve out the remainder of her sentence.

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