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American citizen Lori Berenson has been held in Peruvian prison custody for almost five years, serving a life sentence after being convicted of treason. She has maintained that she is innocent of the charges. Now, amid political upheaval in Peru, she awaits a new trial in civil court. Diane talks with Lori Berenson’s parents about their activism on their daughter’s behalf, and with a journalist who conducted an exclusive interview with Lori Berenson last year.
- Amy Goodman host of Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now"
- Mark and Rhoda Berenson parents of Lori Berenson
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