What happened to that American girl in jail in the mountians of Columbia?

What ever happened to that American girl who was jailed for helping the rebels in the mountains of Columbia or some other Latin American country? Is she still there? Did she really try to help them? Was she just used by the rebels?

Are you speaking of Lori Berenson?

Yes, thanks!

It must be Berenson. There’s no American girl in any jail in ColOmbiam, that I know of. She’s still there in jail (in Peru, rather). She had an appeal recently, but lost it. Her family and lawyer haven’t given up, yet.

That is, there’s no American girl in a Colombian jail as a controversial political prisoner.

You mean Lori Berenson? The MIT graduate who claims to have had no knowledge that her roommates and best friend were part of a terrorist organization? :dubious:

http://www.cidh.org/annualrep/98eng/admissibility/peru%2011876.htm
http://www.counterpunch.org/riley12032004.html
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20000904/levi
http://www.leadingthecharge.com/stories/news-0057514.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/08/09/international/i201745D52.DTL