Court rules Tacoma man’s human rights were violated when he was wrongfully imprisoned in Nicaragua

Jason Puracal was wrongfully imprisoned in Nicaragua. Now he may have just received the vindication he was hoping for.

TACOMA, Wash. — Twelve years after he was released from wrongful incarceration, a Tacoma man has now received the final vindication he was hoping for.

Jason Puracal is an American citizen who was living in Nicaragua in 2010 when he was arrested by police on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime. Despite the fact that no drugs or money were ever found, a judge ordered Puracal serve a 22-year prison sentence.

He had little to no contact with his wife Scarleth and

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