#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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Terry Brough #Jc9
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  • Cynthia Papermaster Papermaster
    @cpapermaster tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:53:50 -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=60195
  • Melinda Smith
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:48 -0400
  • Susan Massey
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:46 -0400
    Please show your humanity!
  • 🇨🇺MarxistOutlaw
    @MarxistOutlaw tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:53:46 -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=744233
  • Lisa Kellman
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:44 -0400
  • 🇨🇺MarxistOutlaw
    signed via 2019-06-11 12:53:40 -0400
  • Sara Olson
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:36 -0400
  • David A. Woolsey
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:34 -0400
    This is a sick situation. How can anyone think this is acceptable?
  • Jacki Masar
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:31 -0400
  • Robert Wesley
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:27 -0400
  • Connie Tate
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:25 -0400
  • Cynthia Papermaster Papermaster
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:25 -0400
  • Dennis Ruffer
    @DaRuffer tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:53:22 -0400
    watch and pray 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=785848
  • Carole Cooper
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:16 -0400
  • Luci Murphy
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:16 -0400
  • Terry Brough #Jc9
    @TerryB28937065 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:53:15 -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=632524
  • Janet Bartels
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:11 -0400
  • Terry Brough #Jc9
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:07 -0400
  • Larry Forrest
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:06 -0400
  • David Longacre
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:04 -0400
  • Aloysius Wald
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:04 -0400
  • Dennis Ruffer
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:03 -0400
    watch and pray
  • Shahid Chishty
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:03 -0400
  • Brent Rocks
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:01 -0400
  • Sarah Westwind
    signed 2019-06-11 12:53:01 -0400
  • Ramy Jabbar (رامي)
    @Ramdog1980 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:53:00 -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=22966
  • Marjorie Cohn
    signed 2019-06-11 12:52:57 -0400
  • NinaBruer
    @Nina_Anin13 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-11 12:52:51 -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=44686
  • James Thomas
    signed 2019-06-11 12:52:50 -0400
    Immediately halt the execution of Murtaja Qureiris. We call for his release, and ask for an official moratorium on all executions of people who are charged with crimes allegedly committed as a child.
  • Joan Moricca
    signed 2019-06-11 12:52:49 -0400
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