There’s been a lot of coverage, mostly in the international press, of the story of Schapelle Corby, the 27 year-old Australian model who was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison because authorities there found 4 kilograms of marijuana in her luggage. Many Australians say she was framed. Things have gotten nasty between Australia and Indonesia.

This story reminded me though, of another young women who’s been sitting in a foreign jail on trumped-up charges for some time now – Lori Berenson. I can’t believe our government doesn’t have to wherewithal to lean on Peru to free her.

Still Working to Free a New Yorker in Peru (The New York Times – 8 May 2005)

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