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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  • paul boel
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:52 -0500
  • Marilyn Fawcett
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:50 -0500
    THESE ARE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO DID NOTHING WRONG….PLEASE RELEASE THEM!! DO NOT KILL THEM!!! AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS EVIL….THIS IS WRONG!
  • Janet Kennington
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:50 -0500
  • Charles Happel
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:44 -0500
  • Susan Keane
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:33 -0500
  • Karen Klein
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:33 -0500
    These proposed executions are cruel and inhumane punishments. Any government that sponsors and executes in this manner should be barred from the family of nations. No government should deal with them in any way, and that includes my government, the United States of America.
  • Muhammad Kalam
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:32 -0500
    Muhammad Kalam
  • Rachel Scarlata
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:31 -0500
  • Barbara Mullin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-04 12:20:30 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths!
  • eric blakeley
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:27 -0500
    The barbaric policies of Saudi Arabia should be condemned , not condoned , by the West ; nefarious business is the normal practice of western capitalism.
  • Kathy Magne
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:24 -0500
  • Richard Forer
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:21 -0500
  • Clare McQueen
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:17 -0500
  • manmeet Toor
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:09 -0500
  • Barbara Mullin
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:09 -0500
    Why is Saudi Arabia considered a US ally along with Israel? Why are the neo cons running the US foreign policy?
  • Raymond Gordon
    signed 2016-02-04 12:20:04 -0500
    It is our so-called Middle East allies: Israel and Saudi Arabia, that are the real terrorist nations.
  • Christie Fox
    @Christie_Foxx tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-04 12:20:03 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_arabia_youth_dp_action?recruiter_id=471062
  • Mary Gourdoux
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:57 -0500
    Saudi Arabia is comparable to ISIS when it comes to violence yet we (the US) consider them an ally. And we are helping facilitate their war in Yemen. This support must stop now. Demand that Saudi Arabia stops executing political prisoners and execution all prisoners.
  • Alicia Ostriker
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:50 -0500
  • Joan Wages
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:46 -0500
  • Paul Peters
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:44 -0500
  • O Hai
    @Sagacious_O tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-04 12:19:37 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_arabia_youth_dp_action?recruiter_id=37901
  • Maureen Pawelek
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:36 -0500
    Maureen Pawelek
  • Phil Runkel
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  • Walter Wegner
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-04 12:19:35 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths!
  • Mary Rose Obholz
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:28 -0500
  • Susanne Hukari
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-04 12:19:27 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths!
  • Nasira Abdul-Aleem
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-04 12:19:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of Three Saudi Youths!
  • Fred Lavy
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:23 -0500
    Stop the killings.
  • Omar shah
    signed 2016-02-04 12:19:22 -0500
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