Saudi teenager Murtaja Qureiris is facing execution for charges that he participated in anti-government protests between the ages of 10 and 13. Murtaja was arrested at the age of 13 when he and his family were traveling to Bahrain. Tortured into a false confession, he has been in prison ever since his arrest and now faces execution.

Already in April of this year, Saudi Arabia carried out a mass execution, by beheading, of 37 people, 33 of them Shia minority like Murtaja. The UN and human rights groups have been condemning Saudi executions, including the plan to kill Murtaja by crucifixion or dismemberment after execution. But the U.S relationship with Saudi Arabia provides a shield of impunity for the country to continue to use executions — including of children — to crush dissent.

Executing a young man for participation in protests when he was 10-years-old crosses a line. Add your name to our petition calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to tell Saudi Arabia they much not take the life of Murtaja Qureiris and instead must release him immediately.


Dear Secretary Pompeo and Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud,

We are gravely concerned about the life of Saudi teenager Murtaja Qureiris, facing execution in Saudi Arabia for participating in anti-government protests when he was between the age of 10 and 13.

Since the arrest of Murtaja as a 13-year-old, he has had his basic rights taken away, placed in solitary confinement, denied access to a lawyer, and tortured into making a confession.

Saudi Arabia is a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which strictly prohibits the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by anyone below the age of 18.

Already this year, Saudi Arabia has carried out a mass execution of 37 people, 33 of them Shia minority like Murtaja Qureiris.

I urge you to immediately call for a halt of the execution of Murtaja Qureiris call for his release, and establish an official moratorium on all executions of people who are charged with crimes allegedly committed as a child.


Who's signing

Margarita Vado-Hawkins
carleen mulloy
Ann King
Mark Ludas
Dani Shuster
Janet Reynolds
rosa Montellano
Ingrid Alpha
Lorilee House
Nancy Redman-Furey
Carol Cook
Laetitia Tso
John Gillis
William Todd
Ben Brooks Brooks
Anne Erde
Mary Lolis
Michael J Rulon
Jill Manske
Julio Carrello
Laura Mulvey
sigrud ofengand
matthew timms
Barbara Roaslik
Charity Hirsch
Marylis A Saltzmann
Jessica wardlaw
Ruby Odell
Rodney Nippert
Claudia Ryan
3,912 signatures

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  • Margarita Vado-Hawkins
    signed 2019-06-14 20:20:10 -0400
    Save and free Murtaja!
  • carleen mulloy
    signed via 2019-06-14 20:14:39 -0400
    Carleen Mulloy
  • Ann King
    signed 2019-06-14 19:49:15 -0400
  • Mark Ludas
    signed 2019-06-14 19:45:04 -0400
  • Dani Shuster
    signed 2019-06-14 19:41:39 -0400
    Let this person be free and know peace.
  • Janet Reynolds
    signed 2019-06-14 19:36:13 -0400
  • rosa Montellano
    signed 2019-06-14 19:29:08 -0400
  • Ingrid Alpha
    signed 2019-06-14 19:25:53 -0400
  • Lorilee House
    signed 2019-06-14 19:07:02 -0400
  • Nancy Redman-Furey
    signed 2019-06-14 18:52:51 -0400
  • Carol Cook
    signed 2019-06-14 18:43:32 -0400
  • Laetitia Tso
    signed 2019-06-14 18:42:02 -0400
  • John Gillis
    signed 2019-06-14 18:37:40 -0400
  • William Todd
    signed 2019-06-14 18:33:56 -0400
  • Ben Brooks Brooks
    signed 2019-06-14 18:15:12 -0400
  • Anne Erde
    signed 2019-06-14 18:12:12 -0400
  • Mary Lolis
    signed 2019-06-14 17:59:33 -0400
  • Michael J Rulon
    signed 2019-06-14 17:48:20 -0400
  • Jill Manske
    signed 2019-06-14 17:46:13 -0400
  • Julio Carrello
    signed 2019-06-14 17:26:52 -0400
  • Laura Mulvey
    signed 2019-06-14 17:21:33 -0400
  • sigrud ofengand
    signed 2019-06-14 17:18:43 -0400
    In God’s name, please do all you can to help save the life of this innocent child and of all innocent “truth sayers”. Have compassion!

    Thank you
  • matthew timms
    signed 2019-06-14 17:09:21 -0400
    Pure evil, but absolutely normal, in Saudi Arabia.

    Revolting, isn’t it?
  • Barbara Roaslik
    signed 2019-06-14 17:07:30 -0400
    We don’t kill children.
  • Charity Hirsch
    signed 2019-06-14 17:00:03 -0400
  • Marylis A Saltzmann
    signed 2019-06-14 16:58:46 -0400
  • Jessica wardlaw
    signed 2019-06-14 16:44:45 -0400
  • Ruby Odell
    signed 2019-06-14 16:27:35 -0400
    Ruby Odell
  • Rodney Nippert
    signed 2019-06-14 16:26:22 -0400
  • Claudia Ryan
    signed 2019-06-14 16:11:00 -0400

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