News from Lori's Parents

30 March 2009

In this update:

Update on Lori's health

Lori is in her 8th month of pregnancy and very excited and busy preparing for the birth. Unfortunately the pregnancy has exacerbated her back pain and she expects to have back surgery as soon as appropriate after the baby is born.

Request for immediate help

Call President Obama and Write to Secretary of State Clinton

Now that President Obama has settled into office, it is time for us to put a concerted effort into enlisting his help in securing Lori's release.

Lori has now served 13 years and 5 months of her 20-year sentence. She has been a model prisoner and she is eligible for conditional liberty in November 2010. However, given the precarious nature of her health and the forthcoming birth of her baby, we will be urging President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to secure Lori's immediate release.

Action Desired

1-Please call the White House “hotline operator” (202-456-1111). Tell the “hotline” operator that you would like President Obama to secure the release of Lori Berenson who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Peru for more than 13 years and whose health is precarious.

2-Please write to Secretary of State Clinton. For your convenience we have posted a letter for you to print and sign.

Send your letter to:

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
US Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20510

Thank you for your continued support. - Rhoda and Mark Berenson