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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  • Owen Waite
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  • Jane Chischilly
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    The vile corrupt vicious rulers are INSANE, MURDEROUS MONSTERS.
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  • Maria Gonzalez
    signed 2019-06-11 13:16:29 -0400
  • MaryAnn Fitzwater
    signed 2019-06-11 13:16:28 -0400
    What to do with children who committed serious crimes is a problem. I am an exNebraskan and will never forget Carol Ann Fugate. Human rights groups got her released after decades. If this boy’s crime is as stated it is trivial.
  • Paul Reddy
    signed 2019-06-11 13:16:21 -0400
  • Mirna Miranda
    @MirandaMirna tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:16:21 -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=356976
  • Susann Eastridge
    signed 2019-06-11 13:16:18 -0400
    We should not be friendly to countries who act like Saudi Arabia. We should condemn them.
  • Joanna Zadra
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  • Kay Tousley
    signed 2019-06-11 13:16:00 -0400
    Barbaric! Saudi Arabia is showing that it is not a normal country.
  • Mark Oglesby
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  • Sharon Harrington
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  • mary egger
    signed 2019-06-11 13:15:39 -0400
    This is possible execution is HUGE travesty promoted through barbaric action
  • Arleen Kalenich-Pace
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  • Dan Maitland
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