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Message From Ajay Dev October 2016

October 2016

Dear Family, Friends, Well-Wishers and Supporters,

Hello! Sending you and your family my warmers greetings.

As you may know, I was falsely accused, wrongfully convicted and have been imprisoned for the past 7+ years. Some of you have asked me and my family if there is anything you can do for me and for my cause. My biggest court day since my incarceration is on Wednesday, October 19th. I am kindly and earnestly requesting for all of your presence in the courthouse followed with our peaceful march/vigil on that day. People have always come together in times of celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and holidays; and in times of sorrows such as death (funeral) and natural disasters. We come together as one and we should continue to do so. Sometimes tragedy can also happen when a gross miscarriage of justice occurs and a person’s liberty and freedom is stolen. This direct tragedy has come into my life affecting our families and friends in a way words cannot describe. I want to first thank you for everything you have already done for me and continue to do. Your continuous prayers and support over the past seven years are very much appreciated. I continue to hold my faith that you continue to believe in me, believe in my innocence and continue to do everything in your strength and power to get what needs to get done…done. When there are people who say they believe in my case, they believe in me, and they will fight to the very end to bring me home, it gives me legitimate hope. It is my attorney, my legal and public relations team and all of you who give me hope in one way or another.

There are no words to describe the denial of contact visits with my children. I have not held my elder son (8) since he was 15 months old and I have yet to hold my younger son (6). It may be hard for most people to understand the depth of pain…to have someone so near and dear to you and to not even be able to touch them. No amount of legal work can undo the damage caused by my loss of fatherhood. This is what hurts more than anything, even more than going to prison for a crime I never committed. Forget the fact that I didn’t do the crime I am in prison for. I had a child only 15 months old and a wife one month pregnant with our second son! I can’t see my wife when I want; I can’t hold my own children when I want; I can’t be with my parents when I want. I was trying to make a life with my family and it was all taken away just like that.

I was convicted despite the testimony from the accuser’s primary physician and all the medical records which showed no signs of abuse or trauma ever took place; the reports provided by social workers from the adoption agency which performed psychosocial independent study of the accuser showed no signs of any abuse – all were mandatory reporters. Despite the accuser’s credibility herself where the majority of the jury did not believe her; despite her criminal conviction of perjury and fraud, I was still convicted. The accuser was allowed to fraudulently translate the so-called incriminating admission in a recorded phone call over the objection of a certified translator for the defense. The prosecutor was allowed to suppress the exculpatory evidence which would have shown her motive to lie. It’s not evidence by saying “people don’t make up and lie about such things”. False accusations happen more than people realize. Please pray along with me for the appellant judges that they will not be influenced by politics, that they will weigh my case on merits, that they will stay objective, and not jump to conclusions, but consider the facts over emotions. That they will consider every fact, no matter how small or large, if there’s a chance to show that I have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted, innocent of every charges and received an unfair trial…that they will consider all things.

Your presence at the court house followed with a peaceful march/vigil on October 19th will help to pave the way for so many people who will or have been falsely accused, unjustly convicted, and wrongly imprisoned. It’s bewildering how tragedy brings us on a journey to a place we wouldn’t otherwise ever discover…it’s that place deep inside our inner self where we learn not just about the world but about ourselves. It reminds me that we are amazing divine creatures…eternal beings in this temporary body and world.

I face fear and the unknown every single day – thus making me stronger and more courageous to face the future. I’ve lost practically everything I have worked hard for – a reminder that our God is Sovereign. He alone is in control, bringing me to surrender my life and circumstance to Him. I sought recognition and respect among my people and colleagues. Yet some doubt the truth about me as a person, my integrity and circumstance – making me realize that acceptance for who I am and where I am in life is difficult to obtain. Many have been framed, suffered, and died for the just cause of others. As a people we can learn from the past and come to understand that we are in the struggle together. We have to stand firm through our adversities without ever giving up. Even in our darkest hour we must continue to try life. I am holding October 19th as a good and positive day to come. I plead for your presence on that day. Please make every effort to be there, all of you, to be part of this important movement to fight against injustice, to be a part of this worthy cause and to be part for my justice. Thank you! Be well and take care.

Yours Truly,

Ajay Dev
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Message From Ajay Dev August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014

Dear Family, Friends, Supporters and Well-Wishers,

As I write to you it has been exactly 5 years ago to the day since I was sentenced to 378 years for a heinous crime I did not commit. I am still imprisoned in spite of my actual innocence and awaiting my appeal. The process of appeal is long and daunting.  Yet, I am thankful always for all of you who remember and believe in my innocence, and your acts of loyalty to truth, justice and overturning a wrongful conviction. I continue to be in need of your support and assistance in order to successfully obtain justice and freedom.

Like many of you, I love my family very much. I have a loving wife and two growing boys.  Since 2009, I have been denied these relationships. I have been denied the right to see or hear both of my sons other than through thick plastic windows, or by telephone. It’s devastating for me to imagine that I may never again be able to hug my children or be there for them as they grow up and experience all that life has to offer.  They constantly ask me when will I come home so I can play with them, go to the park with them, read to them, teach them soccer and how to play drums. Just the thought of not being able to be there for my family, as most husbands and fathers are, tears at my heart. Each time I do see them through those thick windows, even without words being spoken, their faces, most especially their eyes, continue to ask me, “Why?” They reveal an equally undeserved loss.


Message From Ajay Dev December 2013

December 2013 Ajay Dev

Dear Family, Friends, Supporters and Well-Wishers,

This letter comes to you with greetings of the Holiday season, peace and blessings. It has been since June 2011 that I have last written to you. Sadly, silence is often times easier, especially when I have been struggling with what to say – it is impossible to adequately express the pain and anguish I am experiencing in writing and I am not good at putting on a false façade. With God’s grace I have found the strength to write you now and hope you will welcome it in its fullness.


Ajay's Tragedy

Ajay Dev was born in Kathmandu Nepal. His father and mother were born and grew up in Southern Nepal and Northern India. They were farmers, living in mud houses with thatched roofs and no running water or electricity. His father was a gifted student and through his academic abilities was given scholarships to attend college.


June 2011 Message From Ajay

Dear Family, Friends, Supporters and Well Wishers,

From the depths of my heart, I yearn for peace and freedom. It is with a touch of sadness then that I open this letter with a renewed sense of beginning and hope to plead for your help. June 25, 2011 marks two years of incarceration for a crime that I did not and could never commit. The Advocates for Ajay Team and our supporters will be organizing a peaceful demonstration and rally sometime this coming July. Your participation at this event is essential and most appreciated.


December 2010 Message From Ajay

Dear Family, Friends and Well Wishers:

Happy holidays to you in this season of thanksgiving and celebration. May you and your families experience the love and joy of the season throughout the coming New Year.

I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for your love, support and kindness this past year. Thank you very much for your letters and gifts, your attendance at the marches and press conferences, and for signing the petition of support. In spite of the difficulty, we are making progress in exposing the unfairness in the Yolo County Justice System.


June 2010 Message From Ajay

Dear Family, Friends and Well Wishers:

This June 25, 2010 marks one year since the worst miscarriage of justice that has occurred against me and my family. It has been tremendously difficult as the wounds of betrayal, injustice and the loss of my freedom are still very fresh.

In the midst of our tragedy, Peggy, our families and many of you are resolute and continue to stand beside me. Thank you! Many of you have labored tirelessly to pursue justice. You have all been a great strength of love and encouragement. I could not have survived this past year without you. As you know, Peggy and I now have two beautiful sons. The prison authorities will not let me have contact visits with my children due to the type of conviction. This has been devastating. I miss my older son tremendously and I have not even seen or held my little 4 month old son . I guess it’s fair to say I am missing my sons terribly.


December 2009 Message From Ajay

Dear Family, Friends and Well Wishers,

I write this letter from a prison where I have been wrongly incarcerated for the past six months for a crime I did NOT commit. This letter comes to you with greetings of love, peace and blessings, may your spirit welcome it in its fullness.

The Holiday season is fast approaching, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010. I have received 600+ letters from many of you since my conviction. Each and every letter is near and dear to my heart, and I thank you for your love, support, prayers and warm thoughts from the bottom of my heart. Many of you have written to me wanting to know how I am coping, the difficulties I am experiencing, what you  can all do to ease my discomfort and pain. First, please know that all your support you have shown by reaching out to me and my family, coming to participate in peaceful marches, and your letters of support have all come with a tremendous amount of appreciation. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and I have been humbly touched.