#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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Tina Weishaus
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joe weis
Ordell Vee
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Jacqueline Knable
Larry Hovekamp
Belgin Olgun
Taylor Binkley
Mark Feldman
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Nancy Kurtz
Anita Preer
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  • Tina Weishaus
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:37 -0400
  • Mary Madden
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:31 -0400
  • Lisbeth Caccese
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:28 -0400
    For Pompeo to call out Iran for their “brutal regime” while Saudi Arabia continues to pay blackmail $$ to keep fundamentalist Islamists OUT & commits horrific murders, is just IMMORAL, CYNICAL, & HYPOCRITICAL! I’m surprised the Saudis waited this long.
  • Anita Beldjilali
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:18 -0400
  • Janice Hill
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:14 -0400
  • Chuck Hamilton
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:12 -0400
  • Sharon McCarthy
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:05 -0400
  • Maureen North
    signed 2019-06-11 13:09:05 -0400
  • Ordell Vee
    @redot2005 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:08:50 -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=348883
  • Nicu Marasoiu
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:44 -0400
    Nicolae Marasoiu
  • Karen Stuart
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:41 -0400
  • Michele Gloor
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:37 -0400
  • joe weis
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:32 -0400
  • Ordell Vee
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:32 -0400
  • Mariela Wilkes
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:25 -0400
  • Sara Loeppert
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:24 -0400
  • Jacqueline Knable
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:19 -0400
    jacqueline knable
  • Larry Hovekamp
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:11 -0400
    Children are children. EXECUTION OF A CHILD AND A PERSON FOR A CHILDHOOD OFFENSE IS MURDER.
  • Belgin Olgun
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:04 -0400
  • Taylor Binkley
    signed 2019-06-11 13:08:03 -0400
  • Mark Feldman
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:57 -0400
  • Mary Wood
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:57 -0400
  • Anna Ferrie
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:44 -0400
  • Barbara Ulrich
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:43 -0400
  • Janet Zampieri
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:40 -0400
  • Nancy Kurtz
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:39 -0400
  • Anita Preer
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:27 -0400
  • R tippens
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:25 -0400
    This is too cruel to imagine!
  • Bill Whitaker
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:25 -0400
    It’s time for the US to take a stand for human rights, not for corporatist oil interests.
  • The Rev Charles H Hensel
    signed 2019-06-11 13:07:22 -0400
    The Rev Charles H Hensel
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