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

Mary Barbezat
Patricia Cisarano
Gracie Ann Jablonowski
Giannis Kolymvasis
Lynne Glaeske
Stephanie DeVivo
Jesse Scarlato
ST. John Martin
Stephen Benson
Maggie Huntington
Carl Tyndall
Nancy Hatfield
E.D. Crum
Mia Kot
Carol Elaine Gay
Kimberly Hart
Samila Amany
Scott Gengras
Betty Smith
robin noland
Mary Carrick
Ausra Kubilius
nancy manzie
Kenneth Machere
Marie-Rose Niklaus-Raaflaub
Alžbeta Pilátová
Gwenna Weshinskey
Nick Bell
Nsilo Oure
Yasmin Raphael
3,912 signatures

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  • Mary Barbezat
    signed 2019-06-16 18:53:28 -0400
  • Patricia Cisarano
    signed 2019-06-16 18:31:49 -0400
  • Gracie Ann Jablonowski
    signed 2019-06-16 17:36:38 -0400
    No Child or Adult should be executed for protesting anything!!! That’s quite BARBARIC!!!! The U.S. Government should intervene and STOP this BUTCHERY!!!!!
  • Giannis Kolymvasis
    signed 2019-06-16 17:27:11 -0400
  • Lynne Glaeske
    signed 2019-06-16 17:22:07 -0400
  • Stephanie DeVivo
    signed 2019-06-16 17:00:24 -0400
  • Jesse Scarlato
    signed 2019-06-16 16:40:50 -0400
  • ST. John Martin
    signed 2019-06-16 16:09:40 -0400
  • Stephen Benson
    signed 2019-06-16 14:48:09 -0400
  • Maggie Huntington
    signed 2019-06-16 14:17:48 -0400
  • Carl Tyndall
    signed 2019-06-16 14:11:25 -0400
  • Nancy Hatfield
    signed 2019-06-16 12:32:44 -0400
  • E.D. Crum
    signed 2019-06-16 12:18:37 -0400
    Disgusting. These people are not our allies — they are not even humans. Stop kissing their asses!
  • Mia Kot
    signed 2019-06-16 12:13:47 -0400
  • Carol Elaine Gay
    signed 2019-06-16 12:09:43 -0400
    Stop this travesty of justice now!!!!!
  • Kimberly Hart
    signed 2019-06-16 11:26:10 -0400
  • Samila Amany
    signed 2019-06-16 11:20:58 -0400
    Dirty, filthy killers!
  • Scott Gengras
    signed 2019-06-16 11:11:19 -0400
  • Betty Smith
    signed 2019-06-16 11:10:17 -0400
    Rev. Dr. Betty Smith
  • robin noland
    signed 2019-06-16 09:50:59 -0400
    robin noland
  • Mary Carrick
    signed 2019-06-16 09:27:56 -0400
  • Ausra Kubilius
    signed 2019-06-16 08:58:59 -0400
  • nancy manzie
    signed 2019-06-16 08:51:16 -0400
    This is unforgivable!
  • Kenneth Machere
    signed 2019-06-16 06:41:00 -0400
  • Marie-Rose Niklaus-Raaflaub
    signed 2019-06-16 05:32:55 -0400
  • Alžbeta Pilátová
    signed 2019-06-16 05:14:44 -0400
    Oh my God… Don’t do it, he didn’t do anything wrong. We live in 21. century. Something is really bad in this country and I am glad I wasn’t born there!
  • Gwenna Weshinskey
    signed 2019-06-16 05:14:11 -0400
  • Nick Bell
    signed 2019-06-16 04:16:52 -0400
    I pray that he will live.
  • Nsilo Oure
    signed 2019-06-16 03:08:24 -0400
  • Yasmin Raphael
    signed via 2019-06-16 02:16:12 -0400

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