#SaveMurtaja

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.


Petition

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.

Sincerely,

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David Quinn
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  • David Quinn
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:44 -0400
  • John Prehn
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:41 -0400
    As sick as it gets.
  • Kathie Amatniek
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:35 -0400
  • Tsilli Goldenberg
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:22 -0400
  • Dennis Kortheuer
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:21 -0400
  • neil bryce
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:11 -0400
  • lulu garrett
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:09 -0400
  • Lee Liddle
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:03 -0400
  • Maliha Bintae Sufian
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:02 -0400
  • Darlene May
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:53 -0400
  • Jamila Horabin
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:45 -0400
  • Arthur Hoerle
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:40 -0400
  • theron Snell
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:36 -0400
    This idea is outrageous It reflects poorly on Saudi Arabia and its adherence to the Quran and to human rights in general.
  • Susan Schacher
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:26 -0400
  • Mike Duffy
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:19 -0400
    Mike Duffy
  • Elaine Mayer
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:10 -0400
  • Patricia Claytor
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:04 -0400
  • Kenneth Chay
    signed 2019-06-11 13:35:03 -0400
  • Mara Taub
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:59 -0400
  • Art Sato
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:57 -0400
  • Lynn C. Lang
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:44 -0400
  • Gregory A Penchoen
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:33 -0400
  • andres venegas
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:23 -0400
  • Joseph Gerson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:19 -0400
  • Ashley Walsh
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:16 -0400
  • Bianca Molgora
    signed 2019-06-11 13:34:06 -0400
  • David Daller
    signed 2019-06-11 13:33:58 -0400
  • Barbara Boltz
    signed 2019-06-11 13:33:50 -0400
  • Markie Hancock
    signed 2019-06-11 13:33:47 -0400
  • Gwyneth Olson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:33:38 -0400
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