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Lori Berenson arrives in U.S.

Janelle Vreeland

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Lori Berenson visits U.S. for first time in 15 years

Lori Berenson is in the U.S. for the first time since 1995.

Fox News reports that Berenson’s plan touched down at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday. Many in Peru wonder if Berenson will return by the court-ordered deadline of January 11. “I just hope we don’t get caught in a snow storm,” Berenson joked.

Berenson was arrested by Peruvian authorities in 1995. She was convicted of aiding Peruvian guerrillas. A military court convicted Berenson of treason and sentenced her to life in prison in 1996. After U.S. pressure, Berenson was retried by a civilian court

Berenson served 15 years in prison before being put on parole last year.

Read more about Lori Berenson here.

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