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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Yvonne Segal
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  • Yvonne Segal
    signed 2019-06-13 20:34:13 -0400
  • Carla Compton
    signed 2019-06-13 20:31:23 -0400
  • Calvin Wills Jr.
    @calvin_wills_jr tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-13 20:00:40 -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=758846
  • Calvin Wills Jr.
    signed 2019-06-13 20:00:36 -0400
  • Susan Harden
    signed 2019-06-13 19:54:32 -0400
  • Bonnie Faith
    signed 2019-06-13 19:36:11 -0400
  • Francis Duffy
    signed 2019-06-13 19:28:09 -0400
    Peaceful protest is a human right.
  • Jacqueline Drewes
    signed 2019-06-13 19:24:13 -0400
    Steffi Drewes
  • Laura Leal
    signed 2019-06-13 19:02:38 -0400
  • Sharon Garlena
    signed 2019-06-13 18:57:37 -0400
  • Bonnie Kenny
    signed 2019-06-13 18:51:44 -0400
  • Adriana Reyes
    signed 2019-06-13 18:51:05 -0400
  • Sue Mcguey
    signed 2019-06-13 18:45:44 -0400
  • Martina Miller
    signed 2019-06-13 18:41:16 -0400
    Please do not kill this human being!!!!
  • Yazbeth Torreblanca
    signed 2019-06-13 18:34:05 -0400
  • Brandon Juhl Juhl Juhl
    signed 2019-06-13 18:24:06 -0400
  • Lorraine Brabham
    signed 2019-06-13 18:03:15 -0400
  • Judith Graper
    signed 2019-06-13 17:43:22 -0400
  • Robert J Pouliot-Harden
    signed 2019-06-13 17:41:16 -0400
  • Samuel Morningstar
    signed 2019-06-13 17:36:04 -0400
  • Carol Dotterer
    signed 2019-06-13 17:32:01 -0400
  • Zoe Lawlor
    signed 2019-06-13 17:18:44 -0400
    Zoe Lawlor
  • Nancy McMahon
    signed 2019-06-13 17:13:43 -0400
  • Maudina Warrick
    signed 2019-06-13 17:12:14 -0400
    Maudina Warrick
  • Nancy Taiani
    signed 2019-06-13 17:05:19 -0400
  • Terence Travis
    signed 2019-06-13 16:51:41 -0400
  • Bonnie Block
    signed 2019-06-13 16:43:23 -0400
    It is absolutely outrageous that any government would violate human rights in such an egregious way. The death penalty is dead wrong and when it’s done to a child that’s even more morally repugnant!!!
  • stack kenny
    signed 2019-06-13 16:42:04 -0400
  • Heidi Hickman
    signed 2019-06-13 16:28:53 -0400
  • Christine Ciempola
    signed 2019-06-13 15:19:34 -0400
    Christine Ciempola

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