After being inexplicably denied at the airport in Lima, Peru early Saturday morning, New York native and paroled terrorist collaborator Lori Berenson will be allowed to fly to NYC to visit her family until January 11. "She called and said, 'I've got the permission to leave' and the next step is for her to get on a plane and get here," Berenson's father Mark told the AP. "I'm just glad they finally resolved the thing."
Berenson and her 2-year-old son Salvador, were allowed to visit the U.S. per a court ruling on Thursday. But Peru's top terrorism prosecutor filed a complaint against the ruling, and Berenson claimed she was stopped by immigration officials at the airport from boarding a plane to New York. A spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Lima said they were helping Berenson's case "as they would [for] any citizen."
A former MIT student, Berenson spent over 15 years in prison after being convicted of aiding a foiled terrorist plot against the Peruvian Congress in 1995. She is on parole until November of 2015.