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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Mary Carrick
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Kenneth Machere
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Alžbeta Pilátová
Gwenna Weshinskey
Nick Bell
Nsilo Oure
Yasmin Raphael
William Perry Jr
Jan Salas
Jennifer Viereck
Elizabeth Morris Downie
Bo Svensson
Mary Girard
Miriam Elliott
Aliya Rizvi
Vasco Trabulo Bäuerle
Mary Olmstead
Matthew Danielczyk
Clayton Jones
Thomas Hand
Jim Hunt
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  • 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
  • William Perry Jr
    signed 2019-06-16 01:15:33 -0400
    Please halt the execution!
  • Jan Salas
    signed 2019-06-15 23:58:43 -0400
  • Jennifer Viereck
    signed 2019-06-15 23:29:31 -0400
  • Elizabeth Morris Downie
    signed 2019-06-15 22:31:43 -0400
  • Bo Svensson
    signed 2019-06-15 22:21:49 -0400
  • Mary Girard
    signed 2019-06-15 21:43:54 -0400
  • Miriam Elliott
    signed 2019-06-15 21:33:02 -0400
    Killing children is wrong!
  • Aliya Rizvi
    signed 2019-06-15 21:20:35 -0400
  • Vasco Trabulo Bäuerle
    signed 2019-06-15 21:07:17 -0400
  • Mary Olmstead
    signed 2019-06-15 20:50:15 -0400
  • Matthew Danielczyk
    signed 2019-06-15 20:39:29 -0400
  • Clayton Jones
    signed 2019-06-15 18:59:25 -0400
  • Thomas Hand
    signed 2019-06-15 18:36:34 -0400
  • Jim Hunt
    signed 2019-06-15 18:07:12 -0400
    This is morally criminal of the Saudis to try to carry out this execution. Whatever we can do to stop them. we should do.
  • Brandy Rios
    signed 2019-06-15 17:49:04 -0400
  • Raven Davis
    signed 2019-06-15 17:01:52 -0400
  • Willem Bongers
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  • Dianne Ellison
    signed 2019-06-15 16:31:31 -0400
  • Tim Wulling
    signed 2019-06-15 16:27:51 -0400
  • Kristin Kaul
    signed 2019-06-15 15:42:50 -0400

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