Berenson ordered back to court


(JTA) — Lori Berenson, the Jewish New Yorker arrested in Peru in 1995 for aiding insurgents, was ordered to return to jail after being released on parole in May.

Berenson turned herself in Thursday to Peruvian authorities. She and her 15-month-old son, who was born in jail, were released on parole in May for good behavior after serving 15 years of her 20 year sentence. A panel of judges ruled that Berenson, 40, who was found guilty of collaborating with a guerilla group trying to overthrow the government, should return to jail because police failed to confirm the address in Lima where she would serve out the remainder of her sentence.

If the issue is resolved, she could be freed from jail on the condition she remains in Peru for the rest of her sentence.

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