Clinton at MIT and Lori Berenson

June 05, 1998

In just a few hours, President Clinton will deliver the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There will be several protests during his visit, including protests calling for self- determination for East Timor and a democratic government for Indonesia. There will also be a demonstration calling for an end to the US-led sanctions against Iraq.

Also outside the commencement will be the parents of Lori Berenson. Berenson, who went to MIT, is currently in prison in Peru, where she was convicted in 1995 in a trial with hooded military judges where she was not allowed to see the evidence presented against her, nor see the faces of those who testified against her.


  • Rhoda Berenson, is Lori Berenson’s mother.
  • Mark Berenson, is Lori Berenson’s father.