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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Phillip Hlavac
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  • Phillip Hlavac
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:11 -0400
    I don’t see protests against the Saudi Arabia Regime. Atrocity after atrocity right in the open.

    Is this the way it will be for US citizens if Trump is elected again? He and his cronies wouldn’t be in office if it wasn’t for gerrymandering and voter suppression. They need to go before we are no more.
  • Carol Devoss
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:11 -0400
  • Terry Burnsed
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:10 -0400
  • Virginia Jastromb
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:06 -0400
  • Karin Barger
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:04 -0400
  • d carr
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:02 -0400
  • Imad Aliroud
    signed 2019-06-11 13:04:01 -0400
  • Miriam Abrams
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:59 -0400
  • Nancy Woolley
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:59 -0400
  • Liza Martin
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:57 -0400
  • Charles H Otto
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:55 -0400
    Charles H Otto
  • Randy Gerlach
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:54 -0400
    Randy Jean Gerlach
  • Ethan Larrabee
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:52 -0400
  • Joseph & Lynn DiBlanca
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:51 -0400
    Stop the killing!!!!
  • Carol J Loomis
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:50 -0400
  • Marie DesJarlais
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:49 -0400
  • Catherine Jaquith
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:49 -0400
  • Judy Dragon
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:43 -0400
  • James Stamos
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:42 -0400
  • Gérard Couchoud
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:41 -0400
  • Edwin G, Bergmann
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:40 -0400
  • Meredith J. Kent-Berman
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:38 -0400
  • Melody Fish
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:36 -0400
  • Liz Sanderson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:34 -0400
  • Gordon Fellman
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:31 -0400
  • Michael Johnson
    @MikeJohnon tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:03:30 -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=731190
  • sduncan
    @sduncan tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 13:03:29 -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=720918
  • anna berg
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:28 -0400
  • Christine Morrissey
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:27 -0400
  • Mary Fischer Fischer
    signed 2019-06-11 13:03:21 -0400

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