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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  • Lorna Paisley
    signed 2016-06-04 21:30:35 -0400
    Stop these crimes against humanity
  • Madeline Taylor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-04 20:01:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Madeline Taylor
    signed 2016-06-04 20:01:04 -0400
    There is never any reason to kill a child.
  • Arleen Whitmore
    signed 2016-06-04 19:14:32 -0400
  • judith broder
    signed 2016-06-04 19:10:13 -0400
  • Diane Orth
    signed 2016-06-04 18:42:19 -0400
  • Marcy Winograd
    signed 2016-06-04 18:34:01 -0400
    Barbaric!
  • Jay Levin
    signed 2016-06-04 18:21:32 -0400
    Jay Levin
  • Janet Maker
    signed 2016-06-04 17:51:43 -0400
    janet maker
  • Dorothy Reik
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-04 17:31:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Dorothy Reik
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-04 17:31:21 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Dorothy Reik
    signed 2016-06-04 17:30:54 -0400
    Dorothy Reik; While Obama is kissing the Saudis cheeks – not those cheeks, the other ones – children are imprisoned and tortured until they are 18. Then they are crucified.
  • Muhammad Ali
    signed 2016-06-04 15:27:43 -0400
    Fear Allah
  • Abby McNeely
    signed 2016-06-04 12:39:59 -0400
  • Ina Martinez
    signed 2016-06-03 23:07:31 -0400
  • Deb Brown
    signed via 2016-06-03 21:52:37 -0400
  • Lydia Hogan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-03 03:52:05 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Execution of 3 Saudi Youths! via @CODEPINK (Also sign up for Saudi Summit now! bit.ly/1RMnALW)
  • Lydia Hogan
    signed 2016-06-03 03:51:32 -0400
  • Tahzeeb Zaidi
    signed 2016-06-01 17:12:43 -0400
  • Robin Durston
    signed 2016-05-29 17:23:11 -0400
    The Saudi’s support terrorists.
  • Farha Naz Awan
    signed 2016-05-25 07:44:49 -0400
  • Ammna Farooq
    signed 2016-05-24 10:16:55 -0400
  • aysha nadeem
    signed 2016-05-24 10:11:17 -0400
  • Syed Shuja Haider Zaidi
    signed 2016-05-22 16:21:14 -0400
  • Ali Baig
    signed 2016-05-20 19:48:27 -0400
  • Nazia Kosar
    signed 2016-05-20 07:19:31 -0400
    Stop this ,
  • Samina Khan
    signed 2016-05-20 03:46:08 -0400
  • Mohammed Shozab
    signed 2016-05-20 01:30:31 -0400
    It’s against human rights to execute a teen for having different political views
  • Gull Amir
    signed 2016-05-20 00:32:29 -0400
  • Ali Syed
    signed 2016-05-19 19:25:41 -0400
    AS
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