American in Peru Prison Sees Little Hope

Lori Berenson, the 34-year-old New Yorker jailed in Peru for collaboration with Marxist guerrillas, holds little hope that an expected international court ruling in her favor will get her out of prison before she turns 45. “I presume a new trial will be ordered,” she said recently during visitor’s day at Huacariz penitentiary, where she is serving a 20-year sentence. “I just don’t think any judge in his right mind would give me a lighter sentence. It’s just too political a case.” The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is expected to rule in November whether Berenson received a fair civilian retrial in 2001.Full Story

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