Jason Puracal, from Tacoma, WA, is awaiting a sentencing from Nicaraguan judges that could lead to a 22-year prison term.
Purcal, a realtor and former Peace Corps volunteer, has spent the last 23 months on trial for drug trafficking and money laundering.
A UN working group reviewing the case found that Purcal had been arrested without a warrant, held for 6 six months without charges and was refused the right to provide evidence in his defense, all of which are illegal under Nicaraguan law.
If watching TV wasn’t enough of a lethargic activity, soon we can change the channel without even moving.
Tobii, a Swedish firm, has developed technology where users can give commands to a TV by staring at it. The devices are still in a glitchy, beta form, but work by tracking the users eyes as they land on the top and bottom of the screen.
The technology could have incredible benefits for users with disabilities as the firm has already applied it to computers, and soon, eye-controlled cars.
Uganda’s little league team was the first African team to compete in the Little League World Series. Theses 11-year-olds also found themselves in the spotlight as they visited some major league teams, including the New York Yankees.