#SaveMurtaja

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.


Petition

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.

Sincerely,

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  • Samuel Clark
    signed 2019-07-23 13:54:40 -0400
    The execution of a child in not consistent with civilized thinking in 2019.
  • Donna Schutt
    signed 2019-07-19 15:02:23 -0400
  • Wendy Thompson
    signed 2019-07-16 20:14:23 -0400
  • Naomi Kumar
    signed 2019-07-16 17:16:40 -0400
  • Carl Anderson
    signed 2019-07-13 15:36:30 -0400
  • Tammy Swoboda
    signed 2019-07-11 12:18:41 -0400
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-10 04:23:07 -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=767336
  • Turn The Other Cheek. Patients Is A Virtue. Meek.
    signed 2019-07-10 04:22:59 -0400
  • harvey burgess
    @harvburg tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-05 08:14:09 -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=781115
  • harvey Burgess
    signed 2019-07-05 08:13:49 -0400
  • Christy McGregor
    signed 2019-07-03 21:56:50 -0400
  • Beth Renwick
    signed 2019-07-03 20:19:38 -0400
  • Graham Watson
    signed 2019-07-02 07:31:55 -0400
  • Christopher Haines🌹🏳️‍🌈
    @CHaines2015 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-02 00:01:24 -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=832677
  • Christopher Haines
    signed 2019-07-02 00:01:10 -0400
    The United States refuses to sever its business ties with Saudi Arabia because it too is proud of its long history of human rights violations.
  • Dorothy Schumacher-Jennings
    signed 2019-07-01 18:48:41 -0400
  • Eric Myra
    signed 2019-06-30 22:36:20 -0400
  • Renata La Rovere
    signed 2019-06-30 20:13:07 -0400
  • Frances Dunham
    signed 2019-06-29 22:51:00 -0400
  • Donald Mackler
    signed 2019-06-29 17:05:29 -0400
  • Helen Corkin
    signed 2019-06-29 16:52:01 -0400
    Helen Corkin
  • Janine Vinton
    signed 2019-06-29 03:42:26 -0400
  • Ann Kelly
    signed 2019-06-28 18:14:05 -0400
  • Dave Peterson
    signed 2019-06-28 11:04:13 -0400
  • Dácil Darwish Miranda
    signed 2019-06-28 01:25:41 -0400
  • Anne Kazlauskas
    signed 2019-06-26 18:13:20 -0400
  • Bob Schuessler
    signed 2019-06-26 17:23:43 -0400
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-06-26 02:18:30 -0400
  • Karen Osmundson
    signed via 2019-06-26 01:11:54 -0400
    How could you dare execute a teenager for exercising his rights to express himself. That is horrible and disgusting!
  • Lauren M. Tozzi
    @brownandred tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-25 17:02:36 -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=500206
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