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Monday, June 25

Lycos / Reuters Berenson Confident About Being Freed Before 2015 "'I was not expecting 20 years. I thought they weren't going to use the anti-terrorism laws,' said Berenson, referring to Peru's set of special laws for 'terrorism' cases. She had expected a sentence of 15 to 18 years, she added. Berenson's first two years in jail were spent at the freezing Yanamayo prison 12,700 feet above sea level, but because of ailments like swollen joints and stomach problems, she was moved out of the Andean prison to Arequipa in 1998 and to Lima in 2000." Since the severe anti-terrorism laws are still on the books, they have to be applied by the courts.

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