News from Lori's Parents

12 November 2004

In this update:

Inter-American Court to take up Lori's case Nov. 24 and 25

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced that Lori's case will be the sixth and final case to be reviewed during its three-week session in San Jose, Costa Rica, that commences on November 15th. Lori's case will be discussed on November 24th and 25th. A decision from the Court may be rendered at that time, a few days after (since the Court is in session until December 4th), or the Court may postpone a decision until its next session.

The Inter-American Court will also be reviewing the case of Dr. Maria Teresa de la Cruz Flores on November 17th and 18th. She has challenged Perú's revised anti-terrorism laws that were instituted during the current Toledo administration. Lori's case has challenged Perú's anti-terrorism laws that were developed in 1992-3 during the Fujimori-Montesinos administration.

Nov. 20th Fundraising Concert for Lori in Upland, Indiana

We are very grateful to Lee and his fellow students at Taylor University in Upland, IN for organizing a benefit concert for Lori on November 20th on their campus. Taylor University's seal contains the phrase "Lux et Fides" - light and faith, and we much appreciate the thoughtfulness and love expressed for Lori by this student body. The concert headliner is Mud Eye Joe ( and will be broadcast on local radio stations. For more information, please contact Laura Furst, the National Organizer of the Committee to Free Lori Berenson, at or at 202-548-8480.

A "November" wish for Lori

November 13th will mark Lori's 35th birthday and November 30th will mark the completion of nine years of wrongful incarceration. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, is the day the Court will be finishing its two-day deliberations on Lori's case. We hope that this November will mark the Court decision that results in Lori's freedom.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson