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Tuesday, January 11, 2000

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  • Lori Berenson Reaches 4th Anniversary in Peruvian Prison

    Today marks four years since a hooded Peruvian military tribunal sentenced American Lori Berenson to life in prison. Accused of treason, Berenson was convicted on evidence she was not allowed to see. Amnesty International has declared her a political prisoner, saying she was denied a fair trial and due process. The United Nations Commission for Human Rights has also written that Lori Berenson is being arbitrarily detained and deprived of her liberty. Today, protests are being held around the country, including a rally at the United Nations. [includes rush transcript]

  • Virginia Executes Juvenile Offender

    Last night, the state of Virginia carried out the world’s second execution of this century, killing a juvenile offender named Chris Thomas. [includes rush transcript]