American Lori Berenson freed from Peru prison

November 9, 2010 02:39

LIMA, Peru — American activist Lori Berenson walked free from a Peruvian prison Monday for the second time after serving three-quarters of a 20-year sentence for collaborating with leftist rebels.

The 40-year-old New York woman and her lawyer and husband, Anibal Apari, were seen arriving at the Lima apartment where she plans to live."I will not be making any statements at this time," Berenson told reporters.

Apari told CPN radio that Berenson was "once again trying to adjust, and organizing her things" at the residence, where she plans to spend her time working and studying.

Hours earlier, Berenson's 18-month-old son left the jail, where he had been staying with his mother, in the arms of his grandmother Rhoda Berenson.

Berenson was initially paroled in May, but then was returned to prison in mid-August on a technicality. The same judge who first freed Berenson reinstated her parole Friday.

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