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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Maha Yousef
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Nanette Prosser
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Jeff Campbell
Robyn Downey Downey
Carole Spring
Rachel Tedesco
Sarah Foster
Sarah Roche-Mahdi
Larry Sherk
Laura DeBenedetti
Antán Ó Dála
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Maureen Helgers
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Marie Clemens
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  • Maha Yousef
    signed 2019-06-15 12:13:52 -0400
  • Juanita Bunch
    signed 2019-06-15 11:59:40 -0400
    Your working for the wrong government Pompeo. United States that’s who you work for. Not Saudi Arabia.
  • Elizabeth Morse
    signed 2019-06-15 11:30:14 -0400
  • "R" Addison
    signed 2019-06-15 11:30:09 -0400
    U are stupidly anti himan..







  • Nanette Prosser
    signed 2019-06-15 11:29:24 -0400
  • Sam Bentley
    @VegSam tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-15 11:25:22 -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=763231
  • Samantha Bentley
    signed 2019-06-15 11:25:10 -0400
  • Cara Kulwicki
    signed 2019-06-15 11:16:52 -0400
  • Chara Mandile
    signed 2019-06-15 11:15:02 -0400
  • kate yavenditti
    signed 2019-06-15 11:08:13 -0400
  • Grace Payne
    signed 2019-06-15 10:52:08 -0400
  • Jeff Campbell
    signed 2019-06-15 10:41:07 -0400
  • Robyn Downey Downey
    signed 2019-06-15 10:26:15 -0400
  • Carole Spring
    signed 2019-06-15 10:21:10 -0400
  • Rachel Tedesco
    signed 2019-06-15 10:19:19 -0400
  • Sarah Foster
    signed 2019-06-15 09:54:09 -0400
  • Sarah Roche-Mahdi
    signed 2019-06-15 09:47:46 -0400
    Great work, Code Pink. I’m hoping to overcome family and health problems so I can be active again.
  • Larry Sherk
    signed 2019-06-15 09:22:46 -0400
    Let us rejuvenate the 1948 International Declaration for Human Rights.
  • Laura DeBenedetti
    signed 2019-06-15 09:21:17 -0400
  • Antán Ó Dála
    signed 2019-06-15 09:00:28 -0400
    The Wahhabi regime is a barbaric enterprise that must be stopped if justice is to be done.To treat a child as they do is unconscionable.
  • Michał Sobczyk
    signed 2019-06-15 08:43:39 -0400
    Michał Sobczyk
  • David Albuquerque
    signed 2019-06-15 08:28:16 -0400
    Freedom of speech is what makes this the 21st Century. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
  • Dick Craig
    signed 2019-06-15 08:17:50 -0400
    Stop all killing
  • Maureen Helgers
    signed 2019-06-15 07:29:28 -0400
  • Snježana Šprihal
    signed 2019-06-15 07:21:44 -0400
    Only Almighty has the right to take the life
  • Marie Clemens
    signed 2019-06-15 06:27:39 -0400
  • Louis Richard
    signed 2019-06-15 06:05:28 -0400
    Louis Richard
  • Ahmed R. Ibrahim
    @AhmedRIbrahimMD tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-15 05:40:37 -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=834761
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    signed 2019-06-15 05:40:16 -0400
  • Zeb Noormohamed
    signed 2019-06-15 05:36:41 -0400

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