During the months of imprisonment without any opportunity to defend himself, Juan was able to share his Christian faith with others in the prison. Together they sang songs of praise to God and encouraged one another. At one point Juan came face to face with a convicted terrorist who had been involved in the killing of a good friend, and God enabled Juan to exercise compassion and forgiveness. For some of his time in prison, Juan occupied a tiny cell for 23½ hours a day. Many people prayed for Juan and in April 1994, after 9 months of false imprisonment he was unconditionally released.