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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  • joie javier
    signed 2016-07-03 10:48:32 -0400
    may God(Allah) hear our prayers
  • Opeyemi Quadri
    signed 2016-07-03 10:14:52 -0400
  • Srividhya Mahalingam
    signed 2016-07-03 10:00:07 -0400
  • Ishra
    signed 2016-07-02 16:20:34 -0400
  • Michelin Vertus
    signed 2016-07-02 09:46:05 -0400
    M.vertus
  • Cher Garcia
    signed 2016-07-02 06:26:19 -0400
    Please stop beheading!
  • Elizabeth Grech
    signed 2016-07-02 04:55:44 -0400
  • Amy Moore
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-29 07:12:37 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Amy Moore
    signed 2016-06-29 07:12:10 -0400
  • Karen Hedwig Backman
    signed 2016-06-27 17:06:27 -0400
  • Chris Shaw
    signed 2016-06-26 09:20:18 -0400
    In our country what these kids did would not be illegal and they would not die. They just wanted a better life for themselves and others. I am asking someone intervene to stop the senseless deaths of these people, teenagers. Many of us here in America would take these kids in and teach them how to be productive members of society. Give these kids a chance to show us what they can do in life to make the world a better place. Forgiveness is what most of us are taught in life. Please can someone help these teens to be forgiven by their government. Please stop the Execution of the 3 Saudi Youths!
  • Jinky Tablo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-26 03:12:39 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • jinky tablo
    signed 2016-06-26 03:11:37 -0400
    Please stop it ..
  • munira abdul
    signed 2016-06-24 16:57:00 -0400
    Please stop the execution of this young boys.
  • Saira Ali
    signed 2016-06-21 22:55:03 -0400
  • Natasha Ali
    signed 2016-06-20 21:04:16 -0400
  • Iffat Raj
    signed 2016-06-19 10:54:13 -0400
  • LaDora Talcott
    signed 2016-06-16 19:19:18 -0400
  • Jess Boyd
    signed 2016-06-13 03:28:11 -0400
  • Alan Meyerson
    signed via 2016-06-13 01:31:51 -0400
  • Florice Hoffman
    signed via 2016-06-12 20:48:40 -0400
  • Harvey Liss
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-12 15:42:00 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Harvey Liss
    signed 2016-06-12 15:39:48 -0400
    It’s amazing that hatred and human cruelty can sink this low. Of course, the Nazis made it a Nazi Party pastime. I’m not aware they beheaded—they just tortured, gassed, etc. When will the U.S. really fight for human rights internationally in a tangible way? I suppose the U.S., first has to fight for it more strenuously in the U.S. And now we have the massacre in Orlando.
  • Sheri Giardini
    signed 2016-06-11 00:06:39 -0400
  • sandra bell
    signed 2016-06-09 16:54:14 -0400
    Primitive murderers, with absolutely no cogent sense of justice. Mindless, egotistical, barbarian government.
  • Penny Vicente
    signed 2016-06-09 11:45:14 -0400
    Stop execution of 3 saudi youth!!!!?
  • Marriam Pervez
    signed 2016-06-08 23:25:10 -0400
  • Barbara Majoy
    signed 2016-06-05 23:36:33 -0400
  • Frank Hill
    signed 2016-06-05 22:14:08 -0400
    Behavior like this gives the likes of Donald Trump talking points for his anti Muslim racism.
  • Mike Morsy
    signed via 2016-06-04 23:56:24 -0400
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