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Appellate Oral Arguments On October 19, 2016

Ajay’s case is being heard at the appellate court on Wednesday, October 19th. Please come and show your support!
 
There are two ways to help:
 
1. Attend oral arguments—at 9:30am at the Third appellate court, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA .
A maximum of 100 people will be allowed in the court room. You will need to arrive at 9:00am and
dress appropriately for court.
 
2. Attend the outside vigil. We will be standing outside the appellate court with signs during lunch
hours so that appellate judges and sta can see how many people believe in Ajay’s innocence and sup-
port him. We will supply the signs. If you have Advocates for Ajay t-shirts feel free to wear them. We
are hoping to have 200-300 people for the vigil. For the vigil we will meet at 11:00 am the East end of
the Downtown Mall - K Street & 7th Street in Downtown Sacramento. Stepping o for the march at
11:20 am with signs and banners (The march is 4 blocks) and reaching the Appellate Court (9th Street
and Capitol Mall) at 11:40 am. The Vigil will be held from 11:40 am unl 1:00 pm. Then we will march
back.
 
Parking: The Downtown Mall has parking under the mall. Parking is free for 3 hours with a validaon
from the food court when you buy a coee/water or something to eat at one of the restaurants. Other-
wise the cost is $1.25 per half hour. We recommend doing this aer the march/vigil.
Appellate Decision Is Coming Soon

August 8, 2012 Rally for Ajay Dev

August 8, 2012 a rally for Ajay Dev was held in Woodland, California. Despite the over 100 degree heat, about 250 people attended the rally. A majority of people came from Davis, Woodland, and the Sacramento area. But people also came from Chico, the San Francisco Bay Area, Tracy, Oregon, Massachusetts and Connecticut. There were many speakers, one of whom detailed for those assembled how the accusations against Ajay when compared to the facts failed the test of logic. Another speaker, Kerstin Grothe, spoke of how she absolutely knew Ajay was innocent because she knew an alleged rape that was said to have occurred at her home when she was present did not happen. 

After the speeches, the protesters marched to the court house in remembrance of how their nightmare began and chanted "Free Ajay Dev, Free Ajay Dev". 

The rally was covered by CBS News, Channel 13 in Sacramento and the Davis Vanguard.

Pictures and videos of the rally will be posted in the next few days.

Two Years Later Hundreds March For Ajay Dev

On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 around 300 people rallied and marched through the streets of Woodland California chanting justice for Ajay Dev. It started at Freeman Park

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Press Release for July 13 Rally

Hundreds of people would NEVER support a convicted rapist! Hundreds of people ARE supporting Ajay Dev because they know he is INNOCENT of these crimes. In fact, 721 people have already signed a petition asking for the case against Ajay Dev to be investigated—claiming his innocence! See the petition for Ajay Dev on Change.org.

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STOP THE INJUSTICE

On Saturday, March 13, 2010 a Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Yolo County, The Justice Reform Coalition and the Advocates for Ajay organized a march and demonstration in Davis to highlight the epidemic of INJUSTICE in Yolo County perpetrated by those who are sworn to seek the truth and to protect the innocent. Over 150 people marched through Downtown Davis expressing their outrage and frustration with the Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. 

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Demonstration and Request for a Federal Investigation

On Monday, October 19, 2009 the Justice Reform Coalition organized a demonstration and march, starting at the Sacramento County DA's office and ending at the Federal Building where the demonstrators asked the Federal Department of Justice to investigate the Sacramento and Yolo County DA's offices and their practices.

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August 22, 2009 Organizations Upset With Yolo County DA Unite In A Common Voice

On Saturday, August 22, 2009 the Justice Coalition organized a march and press conference with approximately 300 people representing various groups expressing their outrage and frustration with the Yolo County DA's Office, the District Attorney Jeff Reisig and the Yolo County Sheriff. Marchers called for an Independent Federal Investigation.

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August 11, 2009: Demonstration for Ajay Dev in front of Yolo County DA's Office

On August 7, 2009 Ajay Dev, a man whom hundreds of supporters have come to believe is innocent was sentenced to 378 years, 4 months. Local newspapers commented on the fundamental unfairness of a 378 year sentence for a first time conviction. Four days later, Ajay's friends, coworkers and family felt compelled to gather in front of the Yolo County Superior Court and District Attorney's office to speak out against the wrongful conviction and show their support of Ajay, even though he had just been convicted of rape.

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ONE YEAR LATER: The Fight for Justice Stronger Than Ever

378 Year Sentence Will Not Stop the Fight for Innocence

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