Supporters plan to rally on behalf of a former Rutgers University student who could face up to 10 years in prison after his conviction of bias intimidation charges for using a webcam to see his roommate kissing another man.
Friends and supporters of 20-year-old Dharun Ravi say they want to call attention to what they see as problems with the state’s hate-crime laws.
Ravi was convicted in March. The case garnered national attention because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September 2010, just days after the spying.
The rally at the Statehouse is scheduled today, one week before Ravi is to be sentenced.