Peru allows paroled US woman home

BBC News

An American woman who has served 15 years in prison in Peru for aiding left-wing rebels is back in the United States on a parole visit.

Lori Berenson flew into New Jersey on Tuesday morning – the first time she has returned to US soil since Peruvian authorities arrested her in 1995.

The 42-year-old, joined by a US embassy employee, said she would go back to Peru next month, as ordered by a court.

Berenson’s release on parole last year drew heavy criticism in Peru.

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