She Served 15 Years For “Aiding Leftist Rebels”

Back here we’d call that “working for the current administration”

LIMA, Peru — A judge granted parole Tuesday to Lori Berenson, the 40-year-old New York activist who has spent 15 years in Peruvian prisons on a conviction of aiding leftist rebels.

Judge Jessica Leon granted a request by Berenson, who gave birth a year ago, for conditional release at a hearing at the Lima prison where the American has been held since January 2009.

She said, however, that Berenson cannot leave Peru until her sentence for terrorist collaboration ends in November 2015.

…Berenson had for many years denied any wrongdoing, maintaining she was a political prisoner and not a terrorist.

But her defense team said in papers submitted to the judge that she “recognized she committed errors in involving herself in activites of the MRTA.” She said in her parole request that she planned to work as a translator if released.

Let’s hope she has truly changed her ways.

I love how the article tries to downplay these rebels

Their daughter had dropped out of the Massachussets Institute of Technology in 1989 to pursue a passion for social justice. After a time in Central America – she worked as private secretary to El Salvador’s top rebel commander during peace negotiations there – she traveled to Peru in 1994.

Berenson was arrested in 1995 and initially accused of being a leader of the MRTA, which bombed banks and kidnapped and killed civilians but was nowhere near as violent as the better-known Shining Path insurgency.

It is blamed for, at most, 200 killings.

Gosh, only 200 murders?

No biggie.

What asshats.

2 Responses to “She Served 15 Years For “Aiding Leftist Rebels””

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Well Hitler killed, at most, 6 million Jews while Stalin killed many times that in his ethnic cleansing schemes and that’s before we get to Mao with his cultural cleansing schemes. And there probably weren’t too many people in those Greek banks the anarchists torched a few weeks ago.


  2. Greg Newsom says:

    Typical daughter of a professor.She joins the leftists,gets knocked up by her lawyer and then gets the
    New England pinkos to help her.I feel sorry for her,she
    probably grew up in a Commie
    Atheistic household.These are
    are teachers???

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