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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Bonnie Benner
Carl Meyer
Caroline Lane
Fatima Lachporia
John Chase Maxwell
liz murphy
linda fadem
Shari Stone-Mediatore
Frances Barber
Calli Madrone
Efraín Caborno
Belgin Olgun
Paul Smith
michele kaplan
Lance Jordan
Georgia Kahn
Joy Fox
Louis Phillips
Troy Dargahi
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Mary Rao
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Steve Johnson
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Jay travis
John Graczyk
Alan Arnold
David Gerke
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  • Bonnie Benner
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:39 -0400
  • Carl Meyer
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:31 -0400
  • Caroline Lane
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:30 -0400
  • Fatima Lachporia
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:29 -0400
  • John Chase Maxwell
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:28 -0400
  • liz murphy
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:20 -0400
  • linda fadem
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:20 -0400
  • Shari Stone-Mediatore
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:19 -0400
  • Frances Barber
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:18 -0400
    How barbaric! Killing children for protesting brutal conditions!? Holding them in prison for years!? I am appalled!
  • Calli Madrone
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:17 -0400
  • Efraín Caborno
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:17 -0400
  • Belgin Olgun
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:12 -0400
    Please protect this child. We don’t only answer in this world but also in front of Allah for our actions. Have mercy on this child.
  • Paul Smith
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:09 -0400
  • michele kaplan
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:08 -0400
  • Lance Jordan
    signed 2019-06-11 13:05:03 -0400
  • Georgia Kahn
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:59 -0400
  • Joy Fox
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:59 -0400
  • Rose Collins
    @Diggerrose tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:04:56 -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=840703
  • Louis Phillips
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:46 -0400
  • Troy Dargahi
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:45 -0400
    Troy Dargahi
  • Blaine Burgstrom
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:39 -0400
  • Mary Rao
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:34 -0400
    Please, do not let this happen. 8 years

    of his life are gone. A child.
  • Meredith Kent-Berman
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:32 -0400
  • Lazaro Mohamed
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:29 -0400
  • Steve Johnson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:29 -0400
  • Jed Mowshowitz
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:27 -0400
  • Jay travis
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:21 -0400
  • John Graczyk
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:17 -0400
    We should give nothing to the Saudi government, buy nothing. But the US is the guarantor of the Saudi government and of the Zionist government. We are as guilty as they are.
  • Alan Arnold
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:16 -0400
  • David Gerke
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:12 -0400

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