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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Brandyn Blatchford
Linda Faste
Deborah A Cecere
Jean Petticrew
miranda collet
Kate Cunningham
Maggie Butler
Jawadali Ahmed
Amanda Flagle
Nehemiah Hankins
Meg Carter
Roeeda khalil
Julianne Ramaker
Brendan Shaw
Alexei Folger
Eleanor Millard
Vyonne Jenks Jenks
Joyce Bonner
Garver Osorio
Andrea Zeren
Nafez Kanj
Nader Soltani
Catherine Williams
Steve Rosin
Margaret Fouda
Barbara and Jim Dale Dale
Paul Thompson
C Ashley
Richard Zimmermann
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  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:45 -0400
  • Linda Faste
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:32 -0400
  • Deborah A Cecere
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:30 -0400
  • Jean Petticrew
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:30 -0400
    We all urge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to do the right thing and intervene.
  • miranda collet
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:30 -0400
    free this youngman now
  • Kate Cunningham
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:28 -0400
  • Maggie Butler
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:24 -0400
  • Jawadali Ahmed
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:19 -0400
  • Amanda Flagle
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  • Nehemiah Hankins
    signed 2019-06-11 13:28:02 -0400
  • Meg Carter
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  • Roeeda khalil
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:48 -0400
    Roeeda Khalil
  • Julianne Ramaker
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:43 -0400
    Julianne Ramaker
  • Brendan Shaw
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:38 -0400
  • Alexei Folger
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:28 -0400
  • Eleanor Millard
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:28 -0400
  • Andrea Zeren
    @AndreaZeren tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:27:25 -0400
    Saudi Arabia is looking to execute child prisoner Murtaja Qureiris arrested 5 years ago at the age of 13. Murtaja is charged with participating in anti-government protests. Don’t let Saudi Arabia kill Murtaja. #SaveMurtaja https://www.codepink.org/murtaja?recruiter_id=677362
  • Vyonne Jenks Jenks
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:22 -0400
  • Joyce Bonner
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:20 -0400
  • Garver Osorio
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:13 -0400
  • Andrea Zeren
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:13 -0400
  • Nafez Kanj
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:12 -0400
  • Nader Soltani
    signed 2019-06-11 13:27:00 -0400
  • Catherine Williams
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:57 -0400
  • Steve Rosin
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:56 -0400
  • Margaret Fouda
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:43 -0400
    No person should be executed or held in prison for participating in a demonstration at the age of 10.
  • Barbara and Jim Dale Dale
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:40 -0400
  • Paul Thompson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:24 -0400
  • C Ashley
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:22 -0400
  • Richard Zimmermann
    signed 2019-06-11 13:26:13 -0400

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