Free Lori Berenson
Lori Berenson is a US citizen currently being held as a political prisoner in Cajamarca. After serving nearly five years in harsh Peruvian jails high in the Andes, her conviction of treason against Perú and her life sentence were overturned. In June 2001 she was cleared of charges of being a terrorist, but convicted of collaboration, and sentenced to twenty years in prison by a civilian terrorism court which, according to the U.S. State Department, "fails to meet international standards of openness, fairness, and due process."
I am writing to express my concern for U.S. citizen Lori Berenson, a woman who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Peru for more than six years. She continues to proclaim her innocence and has been imprisoned under extremely harsh and often life-threatening conditions.
Title 22 U.S.C. Section 1732 directs the President to take all necessary steps, short of going to war, to secure the release of an incarcerated U.S. citizen "if it appears to be wrongful." Ms. Berenson's imprisonment is clearly wrongful. Please secure her release now. Please do not allow her to suffer further.
The Free Lori Berenson petition to The Honorable George Bush was written by rhiana and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.