News from Lori's Parents

17 July 2000

This is day 1,692 of Lori's wrongful incarceration.

In this update:

New York Times article exposes Peruvian injustice

Following on the heels of a scathing New York Times editorial (Monday, July 10) which stated that "Alberto Fujimori mugged democracy in Perú, retaining his presidency by winning an illegitimate election and runoff vote" and called for major sanctions against Perú if that government failed to comply with international recommendations to rebuild democratic institutions, journalist Clifford Kraus had a first page article in The New York Times today that powerfully exposed the horrors of Peruvian injustice. The article describes how innocent Peruvians have had their lives shattered after arrest, possible torture, and conviction by secret military tribunals. The article painfully reminds us of what Lori has undergone in Perú.

Benefit concert for Lori announced

Classical guitarist Andrew Schulman will perform a benefit concert for Lori on Saturday evening, 29 July, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Saint James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. The suggested donation is $15. Mr. Schulman's program will include Vivaldi, Schubert, Gershwin, and Lennon-McCartney. Rhoda will attend -- Mark will be in Perú. For more information, please call 973-509-6952.

Congressional campaign nears completion - record numbers of signatures are collected

Support for Lori continues to grow in the U.S. Congress. As of today, 197 Congressional Representatives and 41 Senators have signed letters urging Lori's release. Please check the website for the updated lists of signatures to the House and Senate "Dear Colleague" letters. If your elected officials have not yet signed please remind them that Friday, July 21, is the last day before the letters are sent to President Clinton.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson