Peru: American activist barred from flight out

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December 19, 2011
Arizona Republic    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"Paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson said Saturday that she and her toddler son were not permitted to leave Peru despite being granted permission in court to spend the holidays in New York with her family. 'They didn't let me leave and they're putting out this version that I arrived late,' she said in a brief phone conversation with the Associated Press, referring to media reports citing unnamed airport officials. Her lawyer, Anibal Apari, accused the government of making an arbitrary political decision to halt her departure. He said it had provided no official explanation for not allowing Berenson to board a New York-bound flight the previous night." (12/19/11)  

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