News from Lori's Parents

05 January 2000

This is day 1,498 of Lori's wrongful incarceration.

In this update:

New millennium requires renewed efforts to free Lori

Lori's wrongful incarceration now spans two millennia! Oy! Enough is enough! Or is it? Lori's web site shows the card she made for her father on Mark's 58th birthday, December 29th. The "smile face" drawings of Mark, with bald head, mustache, beard, and eyeglasses, is something they have shared for years. On this occasion, taking advantage of Mark's former profession as a statistician, Lori shows that despite four plus years of horrible incarceration, she still maintains her sense of humor and her ability to do algebra!

The card depicts Mark, the professor of statistics (i.e., "doctor of numbers") posing a question to himself, calculating the number of days he has lived. After Mark makes this calculation, the third frame of the card "says it all!"

Given that Charles Schulz has just retired, leaving an "opening" for a comic-strip writer who wants to focus on social issues, and given how difficult it is to get Lori's mail out of Socabaya Prison in a timely fashion, it is essential that we take all actions to secure her release immediately!!!

Call to action -- campaign to bring Lori home

Nationwide vigils to mark Lori's unjust sentencing

January 11th is the fourth anniversary of Lori's wrongful sentencing to life imprisonment for treason. Vigils will be held on that day in Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Washington DC, Miami FL, Boston MA, Brockton MA, Paterson NJ, New York City NY, and Memphis TN (see descriptions below). Other vigils will be held in Seattle - Olympia WA on January 9th and in Tucson AZ on January 13th.

Join the vigil in your area and/or notify friends and relatives of the vigils near them. Tell the U.S. and Peruvian governments that "enough is enough, Lori must come home now."

Please visit the web site for up-to-the-minute vigil information.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson