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U.S. Senate Actions
- Senate Letters
- Senator Wellstone speaks in support of Lori
- Senate Joint Resolution 43 threatens Perú
Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and Jim Jeffords (R-VT) have sponsored four letters on behalf of Lori urging Secretary of State Albright and Peruvian President Fujimori to secure justice for Lori. In July 2000, a total of 40 Senators signed a letter to President Clinton, urging him to facilitate a humanitarian release for Lori.
2000 Letter to President Clinton
This letter sent to President Clinton on July 26, 2000 urged him to facilitate a humanitarian release for Lori. The letter was signed by 40 Senators.
June 1999 Letter to Secretary of State Albright
A letter was delivered to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on June 28, 1999, which called on her to seek humanitarian release for Lori. The letter was signed by 33 Senators.
December 1997 Letter to Secretary of State Albright
A December 1997 "Dear Colleague" letter to Secretary of State Albright, signed by 52 U.S. Senators, urged her to pressure Perú to provide Lori with a fair, civilian trial.
August 1996 Letter to President Fujimori
Concerned and troubled about the manner in which Lori was tried and convicted, twenty Senators wrote to President Fujimori, asking that he provide Lori with the fair trial and due process required by international treaties to which Perú is a signatory.
Senator Wellstone speaks in support of Lori
On February 4, 1999 Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) spoke out in support of Lori on the occasion of Peruvian President Fujimori's visit to the U.S. The Congressional Record transcript can be found here.
Senate Joint Resolution 43 threatens Perú
Senator Coverdell (R-GA) offered a resolution expressing that the US should encourage free and fair elections in Perú, and threaten sanctions if the election process is corrupted.