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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    @Irene34799239 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-14 10:03:17 -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=778780
  • Irene Heitsch
    signed 2019-06-14 10:03:00 -0400
  • paul Meers
    signed 2019-06-14 10:01:05 -0400
  • lineke schakenbos
    signed 2019-06-14 09:58:25 -0400
  • Jale Avcil
    signed 2019-06-14 09:48:03 -0400
  • Carol Campos
    signed 2019-06-14 08:54:04 -0400
  • Antonino Erba
    signed 2019-06-14 07:56:51 -0400
  • Sue Wailoo
    signed 2019-06-14 06:45:42 -0400
  • Suhail Hussain
    signed 2019-06-14 06:03:33 -0400
  • Alisa Gayle
    @AlisaGaylePiano tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-14 05:33:14 -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=696139
  • Alisa Gayle
    signed 2019-06-14 05:33:04 -0400
  • Joanne Clarke
    signed 2019-06-14 05:00:28 -0400
  • Marianne Bielitz
    signed via 2019-06-14 02:42:59 -0400
  • Linda Helland
    signed 2019-06-14 02:16:29 -0400
  • Sharon Ellis
    signed 2019-06-14 01:55:31 -0400
    State murder of children is obscene.
  • Janet Wallet-Ortiz
    signed 2019-06-14 01:45:35 -0400
    Do not execute Murtaja! He was a mere boy when he believed what he was doing was right!

    No state has the right to kill people!!!
  • ralph corbo
    signed 2019-06-14 01:22:51 -0400
  • Masooma Razzak
    signed 2019-06-14 01:12:11 -0400
  • Gunther Ruckl
    signed 2019-06-14 00:56:58 -0400
    Outrageous is an understatement.
  • theresa jackson
    signed via 2019-06-13 23:42:10 -0400
  • Pat Deleo
    signed 2019-06-13 23:11:47 -0400
  • Mushtaq Mahomed
    signed 2019-06-13 22:37:38 -0400
  • Polly O'Malley
    signed 2019-06-13 22:28:07 -0400
  • Kaia Vereide
    signed 2019-06-13 22:10:47 -0400
  • Gabriel Falsetta
    signed 2019-06-13 22:06:54 -0400
    This is an outrage and the most heinous act upon a child!
  • John Porter
    signed 2019-06-13 22:03:18 -0400
  • Simone Lerner
    signed 2019-06-13 21:26:57 -0400
  • Prisca Foures
    signed 2019-06-13 21:23:13 -0400
  • Imran Dhanji
    signed 2019-06-13 21:12:31 -0400
  • Mary Joyce
    signed 2019-06-13 20:47:23 -0400

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