LIMA, Peru (AP) -- An American woman will seek a pardon from Peru's president after being ordered to serve out her 20-year prison sentence for collaborating with leftist rebels in a failed bid to seize Congress.
The Supreme Court on Monday announced its decision in the case of Lori Berenson. The high court was the New York native's last recourse for appeal in the Peruvian justice system.
Berenson's lawyer and parents said she will pursue the remaining options for being released from prison: a pardon from Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo or a favorable ruling by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Berenson, 32, has already been jailed for six years and must now serve out the sentence that ends in 2015.
Berenson's parents, Mark and Rhoda Berenson of New York, already have urged Toledo to pardon their daughter.
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