Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lori Berenson "Sorry" for Aiding Rebels in Peru

American activist Lori Berenson apologized Monday for aiding leftist rebels and asked a Peruvian court to let her remain free on parole after serving 15 years of her 20-year sentence behind bars.

The 40-year-old New Yorker acknowledged collaborating with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, but said she was never a member of the group or involved in violent acts.

"If my coming to Peru has meant harm to the country, I am sorry and I regret it," she told the criminal appeals court in Lima.

For the past few decades, Berenson and her family and their New York left / liberal / progressive friends insisted she was innocent and had been framed by a neo fascist Peruvian government. I guess they were telling us lies for 20+ years.

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