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Lori Berenson released from Peruvian prison

LIMA, Peru - American activist Lori Berenson has been released from prison after serving more than a decade behind bars for rebel collaboration.

The New York woman, 40, and her lawyer were seen arriving yesterday at the Lima apartment where she plans to live. She told reporters she would not be making any immediate statement.

Berenson was paroled in May after serving three-quarters of a 20-year sentence, but then was returned to prison in mid-August on a technicality. The same judge who initially paroled her reinstated her parole Friday.

She cannot leave Peru until her 20-year sentence ends - unless Peru's president commutes it. - AP


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