- Published on Thursday, 25 June 2009 07:57
- Written by Advocates For Ajay
378 Year Sentence Will Not Stop the Fight for Innocence
What happened to Ajay Dev is a concern for all of us. Why? Because Ajay Dev is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted one year ago on June 25, 2009. The Legal System in Yolo County failed him! If it can fail him, it can fail each and every one of us. One innocent person wrongly convicted and in prison is one too many. The reality is that 1 out of every 10 prisoners is innocent according to the Truth & Justice Foundation. Some might find that hard to believe – however, the Innocence Project has exonerated 254 people to date. The innocence of these wrongfully accused cannot and will not continue to go unnoticed.
Despite the 100 degree heat on Saturday, June 26 people who know that Ajay Dev is innocent assembled at the Farmer’s Market in Davis at 12:30 p.m. (4 th & B Streets) to commemorate the day that justice died for them and continue to fight for the innocent. Adding to the injustice is the sentence Ajay was given of 378 years, an outrageous sentence that was based on no physical evidence that a crime was even committed. One year later the public outcry is louder than ever that this injustice needs to be addressed.
What happened to Ajay Dev is a tragedy, a family broken, a father unable to even see his two young sons.The demonstration began with a ceremonial Nepali dance calling on God to bring justice and have good conquer evil. First hand witnesses who testified will tell why they absolutely know that Ajay Dev is an innocent man. Learn about Ajay Dev and how an innocent man was wrongly convicted. We need to correct this injustice and the only way to do that is to learn about the problem.
Innocence Project: Government Misconduct
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