"I assume my penal responsibility for the crime of terrorist collaboration," Berenson wrote in the letter. "At the same time, I would like to express that I regret greatly the harm that I may have caused Peruvian society and I ask forgiveness of those who may have been affected by my words and actions."Doesn't sound very contrite to me.
In earlier news stories, it was reported that residents in the area around which she planned to live were not that happy to have her living amongst them. A recent poll finds that they're not the only ones.
Peruvians widely disapproved of Berenson's release.I have no idea what the survey questions were (maybe something was lost in the translation), but wouldn't reducing time served (hence her early release and parole) and/or shortening her parole (to let her return to the US) qualify as a commutation of her sentence? Is someone confusion a pardon and a commutation? Me?
In a poll released Monday, 75 percent of Peruvians said they opposed her parole. The same percentage said, however, that they wanted her sentence commuted.