International Law

Peru Court Revokes Parole of Lori Berenson, American Jailed for Claimed Marxist Ties


An American woman who recently won parole after being jailed for nearly 15 years in Peru for her alleged cooperation with Marxist revolutionaries has been ordered to return to prison.

The revocation of Lori Berenson’s parole by a Peruvian court was attributed to an unverified address for her residence in Lima. However, public resentment over a two-decade battle with revolutionaries that has resulted in some 70,000 deaths also played an apparent role in the court’s ruling, reports the New York Times.

“Berenson was sent to prison for 20 years, and she only served 14 years, five months and 25 days,” said Luis Marill del Águila of Peru’s justice ministry, who announced the parole revocation.

It isn’t clear that Berenson, although ordered to be arrested, is back in custody. The Times says she couldn’t be found at her Lima apartment.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “American Lori Berenson Paroled in Peru” .

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