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.


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rosa Montellano
Ingrid Alpha
Lorilee House
Nancy Redman-Furey
Carol Cook
Lea Gabay
John Gillis
William Todd
Ben Brooks
Anne Erde
Mary Lolis
Michael Rulon
Jill Manske
Julio Carrello
Laura Mulvey
sigrud ofengand
matthew timms
Barbara Rosalik Rosalik
Charity Hirsch
Marylis Saltzmannn
Jessica Wardlaw
Ruby Odell
Rodney Nippert
Claudia Ryan
Phyllis Lesniak
Katherine McDowell
Jerry Pendergast
Debbie Kennedy
Thomas Compton
Stephen Sharples
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  • 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
  • Lea Gabay
    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
    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 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 Rosalik Rosalik
    signed 2019-06-14 17:07:30 -0400
    We don’t kill children.
  • Charity Hirsch
    signed 2019-06-14 17:00:03 -0400
  • Marylis Saltzmannn
    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
  • Phyllis Lesniak
    signed 2019-06-14 15:47:22 -0400
  • Katherine McDowell
    signed 2019-06-14 15:38:38 -0400
    Only tyrants and terrorists would execute anyone, especially a child, for a peaceful protest. It’s the same as the leaders of Saudi Arabia proclaiming that they are terrified of people thinking for themselves and are too weak to maintain society through any other method than fear. Only terrorist control people through fear, and only despots and tyrants have reasons to fear free thought. If Saudi Arabia does this, then the U.S. should consider their leaders tyrants and enemies of freedom. They should be treated like a terrorist regime because that is what they will have become.
  • Jerry Pendergast
    signed 2019-06-14 15:22:33 -0400
  • Debbie Kennedy
    signed 2019-06-14 15:06:17 -0400
    Do NOT commit this barbaric murder!!!

    Saudi Arabia already has a reputation all around the world for being barbarians.

    Do not add to that reputation!!!

    Do the Right thing & release this innocent young man!!
  • Thomas Compton
    signed 2019-06-14 15:00:19 -0400
  • Stephen Sharples
    signed 2019-06-14 14:54:43 -0400

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