#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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  • Silvi Rios
    signed 2019-10-11 09:32:32 -0400
    No al maltrato infantil
  • Ariel Faye
    signed 2019-10-02 09:41:57 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-09-30 07:41:35 -0400
  • Michael Terry
    signed 2019-09-30 00:19:59 -0400
  • Willy Machiels
    signed 2019-09-15 13:00:56 -0400
    May people murdering childeren rot eternally in the deepest

    HELL ,!
  • Lauren Bond
    signed 2019-09-06 00:42:45 -0400
  • Margaret Christman
    signed 2019-09-03 23:36:28 -0400
  • Marge Dakouzlian
    signed 2019-08-19 20:43:23 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-08 11:51:23 -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=836867
  • Bruce Milne
    @brucebhoy tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-04 09:49:35 -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=813391
  • Bruce Milne
    signed 2019-08-04 09:49:21 -0400
  • Marisa Plemer
    signed 2019-08-01 23:34:39 -0400
  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-08-01 21:10:15 -0400
  • Richard Van Aken
    signed 2019-07-27 13:40:52 -0400
  • Zhifeng Leo Li
    signed 2019-07-25 10:03:14 -0400
  • 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
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @ 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
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    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.
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