Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Rhoda Berenson May 21, 2001

Freeing Lori Berenson
by C. L. Cook
News American political prisoner, Lori Berenson will be released by Peruvian authorities that have held her as a terrorist since 1995 was welcomed by her family today, May 26, 2010. Lori’s dad, Mark Berenson appeared on Democracy Now! reporting the news.
The Berenson’s are enroute to Peru now to help Lori and her one year-old son Salvador transition out of her near fifteen year incarceration.

I interviewed Lori’s mum, Rhoda for Gorilla Radio way back in May of 2001. Here’s that interview.

G-Radio 01-03 CFUV 102FM 104.3 Cable ‘cfuv.uvic.ca’
Monday, May 21st, 2001

5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to GR, etc. It’s been more than five years of worry, waiting, and fighting for the return of their daughter from a Peruvian prison for the Berenson family. In December of 1995, freelance journalist, Lori Berenson was arrested by Peru’s notorious secret police. A year later, she was convicted of treason by a secret military tribunal and sentenced to life in prison. That sentence was later overturned by the country’s Supreme Military Council and a retrial ordered.

Last month that retrial began and Lori’s parents embarked on yet another journey to Peru. On the first half of the program, Mark and Rhoda Berenson on the continuing quest for justice in a foreign land…

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. The show is archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. The GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com, and you can find and support the program at GRadio.Substack.com. Financial support is also possible through the Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/PacificFreePress. He's too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct) and tweets at @paciffreepress. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sam Husseini, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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