Hundreds rally to support Dharun Ravi

? Hundreds of Indian-American supporters rallied on behalf of a former Rutgers University student who could face up to 10 years in prison after his

TRENTON - ? Hundreds of Indian-American supporters rallied 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 having an intimate encounter with another man.

Friends and supporters of 20-year-old Dharun Ravi say they wanted to call attention to what they see as problems with the state's hate-crime laws. They claim a 10-year sentence for Ravi is much too harsh for the crimes he was convicted of.

Ravi was convicted in March. The case garnered national attention after his roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September 2010, just days after the spying.

Today's rally at the State House comes one week before Ravi is to be sentenced.

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