About the Committee to Free Lori Berenson
About The Committee
The Committee to Free Lori Berenson was formed in order to defend the basic human rights that Lori was wrongfully denied while she was defending the rights of others. Our goal was to pressure the United States government to act to secure Lori's release from her wrongful incarceration, and to spread the word about the human rights abuses that still occur in Perú.
With this goal in mind, we:
- Worked to coordinate the efforts of thousands of Lori's friends and supporters
- Publicized the facts and news about her case
- Strove to educate others on the inadequate state of human rights in Perú
- Reached out to the business, education, labor, human rights, and religious communities for support
We wish to express our thanks to those who have assisted our efforts on Lori's behalf throughout these long and difficult years. So many people have devoted countless hours in the hope that, by combining their efforts with those of others, Lori may finally obtain the justice and freedom she so deserves. For trying to make the world a better and more humane place, we thank them all.
We also want to express appreciation to Jim Salem, Bill Wedemeyer, and Ken Dubberly for developing, refining, and maintaining this web site and our heartfelt thanks go to the investigative reporters who risked their lives to document Perú's human rights violations.