News from Lori's Parents

31 December 1998

In this update:

Monday, January 11, 1999 -- Join Us At White House Vigil

The vigil will be held in front of the White House (across from Lafayette Park), between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

We ask supporters in the Washington D.C. area to join us and to bring out friends and relatives.

Special Bus from New York City to Washington Planned

Many people in the New York Metropolitan area have expressed interest in joining us at the White House Vigil on Monday, January 11th, the third anniversary of Lori's wrongful life sentence, and we are investigating the possibility of a hiring a bus to provide low-cost round-trip transportation from New York City. A bus leaving at 7:00 a.m. is being considered with the intention of returning to New York City Monday evening. This will give attendees an opportunity after the vigil to meet with the chief legislative aides of their senators and congressional representatives to discuss Lori's case.

Let us know by Tuesday, January 5th (the latest) if you plan to take the bus. The round-trip cost should be $20 to $30.

Monday, January 11, 1999 -- San Francisco Vigil

To commemorate the third anniversary since Perú's military handed down its wrongful life sentence to Lori while a gun was pointed to her head, a vigil will take place on Monday, January 11th.

Where: Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco
870 Market Street
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

We ask supporters in the northern California area to join in and to bring out friends and relatives. (For further information, please contact Kristen at 707-829-3314 or at the following email address:

Amnesty International Urgent Action for Lori on Website

The Amnesty International Urgent Action to end Lori's solitary confinement which constitues cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and is in violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was featured as the "Urgent Action of the Week" on the AI-USA website, and is available here.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson