Lori Berenson and Son Arrive in U.S.

After three days of bureaucratic wrangling, including being prevented at the airport from boarding a flight, Lori Berenson arrived in Newark, NJ this morning on a flight from Peru.

It is Lori's first time home since her arrest in 1995. She must return to Peru to finish her parole on January 11. Here's a timeline of events in her case.

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    Why not deport her (and her son) (none / 0) (#1)
    by me only on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 09:52:18 AM EST
    to the US and be done with it?

    Supermax is worse (none / 0) (#2)
    by Michael Masinter on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 06:59:58 PM EST
    Because we incarcerate people we call terrorists in far more inhumane conditions that we euphemize as supermax prisons, and Peru, post Fujimora, would not stoop so low?

    Peru likes to get their... (none / 0) (#5)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 07:47:25 AM EST
    full pound of flesh as much as we do it appears.

    It is odd considering she is outta prison on parole in Peru, but can't leave Peru, permanently anyway.  Authority demands respect while not making much sense much of the time...funny that.


    What if she doesn't (none / 0) (#3)
    by desertswine on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 08:30:52 PM EST
    return to Peru?

    Why would she? (none / 0) (#4)
    by MKS on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 12:38:53 AM EST
    Do we have an extradition treaty with Peru?  Could she fight extradition on the grounds she is a political prisoner?

    I don't think our government is itching... (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 07:50:07 AM EST
    to be much help to her, not anymore post-9/11.  

    Our political prisoner is Peru's "terrorist".


    Her husband (none / 0) (#7)
    by me only on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 03:54:45 PM EST
    will never get a visa to the US.  He's a trrererererost.