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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Peruvian judge reinstated parole for US woman held for involvement with rebel group
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On November 6, 2010, a Peruvian judge reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization, after serving 15 years of her 20 year sentence. Berenson had previously been granted parole in May 2010 due to her good behavior, renunciation of violence and completion of a rehabilitation program. In December 2004, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights upheld Berenson's conviction and subsequently denied an appeal to that ruling in 2005. In January 2011, a Peruvian appeals court upheld the ruling granting Berenson's parole.

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