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.


Who's signing

Maree Wade
Allan Brison
Daniel Gallo Gallo
Sue Jarrard
Jean Pierre Defesche
Jessica Westra
Justin and Anne Morahan
Peter Friedman
John Alessi
Dr Susan Caswell
Ryan Scates
Kirk Leonard
James Adams
Francis Collins
fatemeh nassirian
Bronagh Gaffney
Amy Tajdari
pilar costas
Brandon Kozak
Robyn Fortescue
Elizabeth Cuprak
Travis Frampton
Eleanor Levine
Pete Moyes
Louis Brendan Curran
Lianne Hanna
carole edelsky
Sherrill Futrell
m c kubiak
3,912 signatures

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  • Maree Wade
    signed via 2019-06-19 16:10:21 -0400
  • Allan Brison
    signed 2019-06-19 16:09:41 -0400
    Allan Brison
  • Daniel Gallo Gallo
    signed 2019-06-19 15:38:24 -0400
  • Sue Jarrard
    signed 2019-06-19 12:05:56 -0400
  • Jean Pierre Defesche
    signed 2019-06-19 11:23:44 -0400
  • Jessica Westra
    signed 2019-06-19 09:50:32 -0400
  • Justin and Anne Morahan
    signed 2019-06-19 09:49:47 -0400
    This is outrageous even in a country where we might think we could no longer be surprised by the extent and depth of its cruelty and injustice. We call on the US to stop all truck with Saudi Arabia including support for its war in Yemen and we implore the good people of the United States of America to show where they stand by supporting this Code Pink petition
  • Peter Friedman
    signed 2019-06-19 00:52:14 -0400
  • John Alessi
    signed 2019-06-19 00:45:01 -0400
  • Dr Susan Caswell
    signed 2019-06-19 00:05:43 -0400
  • Ryan Scates
    @rss303 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-18 22:11:54 -0400
    #Resist: 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=707907
  • Ryan Scates
    signed 2019-06-18 22:11:30 -0400
  • Kirk Leonard
    signed 2019-06-18 21:20:31 -0400
  • James Adams
    signed 2019-06-18 21:07:33 -0400
  • Francis Collins
    signed 2019-06-18 20:07:42 -0400
    This is one reason it makes me laugh when I hear an American policy maker says’s the U.S. supports democracy and free speech around the world. So shameful the U.S. supports the Saudi government and the apartheid government of Israel and the fascist government of Egypt
  • fatemeh nassirian
    signed 2019-06-18 19:25:37 -0400
  • Bronagh Gaffney
    signed 2019-06-18 17:13:56 -0400
    This is a total disgrace.. shocking.. barbaric..
  • Amy Tajdari
    signed 2019-06-18 15:49:08 -0400
  • pilar costas
    signed via 2019-06-18 12:34:15 -0400
  • Brandon Kozak
    signed 2019-06-18 07:40:05 -0400
  • Robyn Fortescue
    signed 2019-06-18 07:26:44 -0400
  • Elizabeth Cuprak
    signed 2019-06-18 06:53:21 -0400
  • Travis Frampton
    signed via 2019-06-18 01:36:15 -0400
  • Eleanor Levine
    signed 2019-06-18 00:59:49 -0400
  • Pete Moyes
    signed 2019-06-18 00:49:10 -0400
  • Louis Brendan Curran
    signed 2019-06-18 00:39:23 -0400
    Saudis need to grow up… oil wealth has corrupted their thinking and rectal sphincters like Trump and other DOD suck-ups busy themselves with kissing Saudi asses instead of standing up for international human rights and real American values
  • Lianne Hanna
    signed 2019-06-18 00:13:37 -0400
    Stop the execution of this innocent child.
  • carole edelsky
    signed 2019-06-18 00:13:14 -0400
  • Sherrill Futrell
    signed 2019-06-17 22:07:27 -0400
    What kind of people kill children?
  • m c kubiak
    signed 2019-06-17 21:58:04 -0400

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