News from Lori's Parents

23 December 1998

On behalf of Lori, we want to express our sincere thanks for all your help which continues to sustain us through these difficult times. All our best wishes to you and your loved ones for this holiday season. May the new year be one of peace, happiness, and health.

In this update:

Amnesty International issues "Urgent Action" for Lori

This morning Amnesty International headquarters in London issued an Urgent Action appeal that Lori's 11 weeks of solitary confinement constitutes cruel and inhuman treatment and must be ended. Amnesty International has asked that the appeal be directed to:

with copies to

We would also like to add in

It is time for Perú to end this outrageous isolation and inhumane treatment and it is time for Perú to adhere to principles of international law and give Lori an immediate fair and open trial in a civilian court or her immediate release. She is imprisoned only for her beliefs.

Save the date -- Monday, January 11, 1999

A rally will be held in front of the White House (across from Lafayette Park) on Monday, January 11th, the third anniversary of Lori's wrongful life sentence, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. If you live in the Washington DC region, please join us. If you know others in that area, please tell them to come.

Further information on this, and other actions on that day, will be provided in the next update.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson