Two weeks after Jason's appeal hearing ended, we still have no decision from the appellate court. According to Nicaraguan law, the court was required to issue its ruling within ten days after the hearing ended. That deadline (Monday, September 3) passed without a ruling or an explanation for the delay. Jason is watching the days pass as he sits in a Nicaraguan prison, far from his family. As we wait, the international press continues to be stunned by the atrocities in this case. Here, the Associated Press reports on Jason's life, the lack of evidence against him, and his final words at the appeal hearing: "I have never sold, bought or consumed cocaine. I have never laundered money in any way," Puracal said at the hearing. "I know you will find the truth."