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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Mimi S. Daitz
Joan Ennes
Martha Hubert
Paul Stetzer
Joan Agro
Nancy Niemeir
Bijan Masoumpanah
Julia Dalton
Janis Dolnick
Michael Halloran
Stefan Bodmer
Helga Daehne
deasy bamford
David Gurarie
Don Swall
Xander de Rijk
Fran Clark
Mark Hollinrake
Mirza Baig
Nina Lebaron
Stephen Weissman
Janine Moore
Phillip Wood
Audrey Bomse
Lois White
Russell Hodin
elizabeth swanson
Elizabeth Hill
Ellen Hage
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  • Mimi S. Daitz
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:31 -0400
  • Joan Ennes
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:31 -0400
  • Martha Hubert
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:28 -0400
  • Paul Stetzer
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:27 -0400
  • Joan Agro
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:27 -0400
  • Nancy Niemeir
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:27 -0400
  • Bijan Masoumpanah
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:23 -0400
    Bijan Masoumpanah
  • Julia Dalton
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:23 -0400
  • Janis Dolnick
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:22 -0400
  • Michael Halloran
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:22 -0400
  • Stefan Bodmer
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:19 -0400
  • Helga Daehne
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:16 -0400
  • deasy bamford
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:15 -0400
    this is evil and to sanction it an anyway is evil.
  • David Gurarie
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:14 -0400
  • Don Swall
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:12 -0400
  • Xander de Rijk
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:11 -0400
  • Fran Clark
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:10 -0400
  • Mark Hollinrake
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:10 -0400
  • Mirza Baig
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:10 -0400
  • Nina Lebaron
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:08 -0400
  • Stephen Weissman
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:04 -0400
  • Janine Moore
    signed 2019-06-11 12:58:01 -0400
  • Martin Rocca
    @3rdgenimmigrant tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:57:57 -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=631329
  • Phillip Wood
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:56 -0400
  • Audrey Bomse
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:54 -0400
  • Lois White
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:54 -0400
  • Russell Hodin
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:50 -0400
  • elizabeth swanson
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:48 -0400
    Elizabeth Swanson
  • Elizabeth Hill
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:47 -0400
    Do the right thing and speak out against this unconscionable crime.
  • Ellen Hage
    signed 2019-06-11 12:57:47 -0400

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