Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths!

In the wake of mass executions in Saudi Arabia last month, international press and human rights organizations are bringing attention to the cases of three youth activists sentenced to death, two slated to die by beheading and crucifixion. All are members of the Shia minority who participated in peaceful protests demanding human rights for all Saudis.

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Following his peaceful participation in protests during the Arab Spring, Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr was arrested on February 14, 2012, at age 17, after being intentionally run over by a police car. On May 27, 2014, he was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion.

Dawood Hussain Almarhoon was first arrested on May 2012, at age 17, for protesting the government, but was released on the same day. When he did not cooperate with officials who wanted him to spy on other activists, he was re-arrested on May 23 and later sentenced to death on October 27, 2014.

Abdullah Al-Zaher was arrested at age 15 in March of 2013, after being shot at by Saudi security forces. During apprehension, he was violently attacked until he fell to the ground bleeding. He was then forced to sign a paper without reading it or consulting with his family during his interrogation. Al-Zaher was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion in September 2015.

It is unconscionable that – even in the face of such a universally abhorrent action as condemning juveniles to death – the United States government still refuses to impose legally mandated sanctions against the Saudi government for their persecution of religious minorities.

Join us in calling on the leading Presidential candidates to commit to imposing sanctions against the Saudi government for their human rights abuses and to re-examine the toxic U.S.-Saudi relationship once they are in office!  Learn more here.

We, the undersigned, call on candidates for President of the United States to pledge to re-examine the toxic U.S.-Saudi relationship once in office and to immediately impose sanctions against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to their systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedoms. These sanctions are long overdue and mandated by law, yet year after year, the State Department has granted a waiver to Saudi Arabia despite the horrifying human rights abuses perpetrated by the Saudi government. In the wake of the recent beheadings of 47 people, and the imposition of death sentences against 3 Shia youth, the U.S. government can no longer give Saudi Arabia a free pass for religious persecution.

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  • Maryam Laiyemo
    signed 2016-04-26 16:49:03 -0400
  • Zahraa Baker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 16:44:46 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Zahraa Al Ali
    signed 2016-04-26 16:43:32 -0400
  • Shirley Moody
    signed 2016-04-26 16:16:52 -0400
  • Chris Nelson
    signed 2016-04-26 16:14:31 -0400
    Shame on you Saudi Arabia! Shame on the U.S. for supporting you! Free those young men!
  • Lore Stalder
    signed 2016-04-26 16:09:15 -0400
  • Sahdia Aslam
    signed 2016-04-26 16:06:51 -0400
  • Hetal Tank
    signed 2016-04-26 16:03:08 -0400
  • Sophia Lalani
    signed 2016-04-26 15:28:04 -0400
  • N Pinto
    signed 2016-04-26 15:01:06 -0400
  • Shahana Farooq
    signed 2016-04-26 14:46:47 -0400
  • Clemente Fernandez
    signed 2016-04-26 14:45:08 -0400
  • Katia Foust
    signed 2016-04-26 14:42:03 -0400
  • Aminah Ashraf
    signed 2016-04-26 14:35:12 -0400
  • Marina Goebel
    signed 2016-04-26 14:29:53 -0400
  • Vash Mc Lean
    signed 2016-04-26 14:24:31 -0400
  • Zenaida Wentz
    signed 2016-04-26 14:14:09 -0400
  • Nina Colombaro
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 14:11:04 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Nina Colombaro
    signed 2016-04-26 14:10:44 -0400
  • Judy McDowell
    signed 2016-04-26 13:48:56 -0400
  • Davol White
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 13:21:17 -0400
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  • David Johnson
    signed 2016-04-26 13:20:15 -0400
    My country has its friends and its enemies bassackwards.
  • Stanley LaBelle
    signed 2016-04-26 13:13:37 -0400
  • Stella Hawthorne
    signed 2016-04-26 13:10:33 -0400
    The treatment of these young men is primitive savagery. It casts a dark shadow over your administration and whole culture.
  • Ross Sutherland
    signed 2016-04-26 12:58:51 -0400
    Saudi Arabia needs to change its backwards, totalitarian, utterly barbaric ways.
  • Roopa George
    signed 2016-04-26 12:16:47 -0400
  • maria griswold
    signed 2016-04-26 11:49:48 -0400
  • Ekezie Ebubechi
    signed 2016-04-26 11:48:35 -0400
    Asking the holyspirit to take care of this young ones and comfort their families in this hard time
  • Alison Ellison
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 11:48:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Alison Ellison
    signed 2016-04-26 11:47:53 -0400
    Alison Ellison
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