While Americans may sympathize with the plight of Lori Berenson, who returned to the US today on parole from her 20-year prison sentence in Peru, Peruvians still see her as a terrorist.
Lori Berenson, convicted of terrorism in Peru, arrived home in New York for the first time since 1995. Lori Berenson was accompanied by her 2-year-old son.
US woman Lori Berenson was paroled Monday night after serving nearly 15 years in Peru for aiding leftist rebels. Her case could have an impact on other inmates serving terrorism sentences.
Lori Berenson was released on parole three months ago. But the mother of a 15-month old was sent back to prison Wednesday, after a judge in Peru struck down her parole. Berenson has served 15 years of a 20-year sentence. She was convicted of aiding Peruvian leftist rebels.