Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0524. Wednesday, 31 July 1996.
Date: Wednesday, 17 Jul 1996 16:06:47 -0400
Subject: Lori Berenson
I am taking the liberty of asking you for your urgent help now for Lori
Berenson. You'll recall that Lori, a New York woman, the twenty-six-year-old
daughter of a colleague, was found guilty of treason and sentenced to life in
prison in Peru. A moment for action has now arrived. She did not receive a
fair trial, having no opportunity to defend herself or to disprove the
allegations against her, which keep shifting.
Two letters are now circulating in Congress, one by Congresswoman Molinari and
the other by Senator Moynihan. The goal is to get as many signatures as
possible on these letters, addressed to Peru's President Fujimori and urging
him to see to it that Lori has a trial in a civilian, open court. Please call
your congressman and senator and urge them to sign the letters. Congress will
adjourn in a little more than a week. The letters must be signed before that
time, or this window of opportunity will close.
Lori is now existing in harsh conditions, at high altitudes, with no running
water or heat in Yanamayo Prision, Puno, Peru. She is eager to hear from the
world but can only receive and send letters in Spanish. If you would like more
information, please contact me.
Thank you very much for your help with this matter.