News from Lori's Parents

30 March 2004

In this update:

Lori's case to be heard in Human Rights Court May 7 and May 8

Finally, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica will be hearing Lori's case on May 7 and 8. The case petition was filed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Lori's behalf against the government of Peru in July 2002 because Peru failed to comply with the Commission's rulings a few months earlier.

Lori, a witness for the Commission, will be providing testimony on her own behalf by giving an official affidavit via videotape to visiting Commission officials from her prison cell in Cajamarca, Peru today.

We will be going to Costa Rica for the hearings on May 6th and Rhoda will be presenting official testimony on Lori's behalf in the Courtroom. Lori will be represented by Ramsey Clark -- former Attorney General of the United States, Thomas H. Nooter - criminal and international lawyer based in New York City, and Jose Luis Sandival Quesada - the Peruvian lawyer who represented Lori in her civilian trial.

Peter Yarrow and Terre Roche to perform at Lori fundraiser

We are delighted to announce that Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary) and Terre Roche (of the Roche Sisters) will generously donate their time and professional talents to give a benefit performance for Lori on Saturday afternoon, April 24th, at 2 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

The flyer for the event can be downloaded from the home page of the Website. If you live in the area, we hope you will join us and post or distribute fliers. If you have friends or relatives in the New York/New Jersey area - encourage them to join us.

The church is located 20 minutes from the Lincoln Tunnel and can be easily accessed by NJ Transit. Tickets can be purchased at the door by cash or check -- $25 regular, and $15 students. In addition, for $100, "patrons" will have the opportunity to meet with the performers and receive an autographed copy of the new Peter, Paul and Mary CD. For more information, please call Stephanie at 973-271-5549 or Laura at 202-548-8480.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson