Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Peru & Lori Berenson
From: "Harold Gess" <gess@icon.co.za>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:49:15 +0200

Hi

While I know nothing about the individual, Lori Berenson, I think it is
strange how people jump to all sorts of conclusions based on `name-tags'
given people by other people. As a South African, I am painfully aware that
Nelson Mandela and many members of our present government were imprisoned
for many years as terrorists. Even many members of the media were harassed
and imprisoned here and labelled as terrorists for showing the truth.
Meanwhile the most despicable acts of terror were conducted by the apartheid
regime which was for many years covertly befriended by many western nations
such as the USA and UK.

Let us not jump to hasty hasty conclusions in either direction when viewing
Lori Berenson unless we have enough multi-sided information to decide her
case for ourselves, and let us not relegate each other to the trash bin over
our differences.

Best wishes

Harold
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- -----Original Message-----
From: quem <annecy@hsnp.com>
To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
Date: 06 July, 1999 11:28 PM
Subject: [Leica] Peru & Lori Berenson


>I would like to call list members' attention to the plight of a young woman
>now in her early 20's who has been unjustly imprisoned for over three years
>in Peru.  As this forum is not the place to discuss the details, I urge
>interested members to visit the following website:
>
>http://freelori.org
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>Since this list is composed of many well-connected men/women experienced in
>dealing with the news media, perhaps there may be a few who could offer
>suggestions to help this young woman.
>
>quem
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