Open Letter to all governments and rights groups, calling for immediate intervention in Saudi Arabia.
Activist and members of Shia Rights Watch condemn Saudi Arabia’s brutal violation of human and international law as Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a teenager accused of crimes he allegedly committed as a minor.
Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, faces number of charges stemming from his participation in a pro-democracy bicycle protests, including some that date to when he was 10 years old. Qureiris was arrested at the age of 13 and has been detailed since. According to right activists and confirmed by Amnesty “Qureiris was held in solitary confinement for a month, and subjected to beatings and intimidation during his interrogation”, “His interrogators promised to release him if he confessed the charges against him”.
Saudi Arabia proudly utilizes execution and beheading as a mean to suppress its citizen and it is unaccepted, says SRW.
This Kingdom has reportedly executed at least 100 people since the beginning of the year, 37 of which were accused and charged with “terrorism” in April.
The Saudi’s abuse of the “terror” charges and “terrorist “ definition has been reported to the United Nations by SRW, and now we are asking all human rights entities to united in pressuring Saudi Arabia in ending human rights abuse under the umbrella of “terrorism”.
This Kingdom charges all anti-governments with terror intentions. Furthermore, most of the victims of such accusations are Saud Shia. The long history of Anti-Shiism, human rights violations and aggression toward minorities in Saudi needs to be stopped.
SRW urges all to stand up for human values and contact King Salman asking him to withdraw the charges against Murtaja Qureiris and others who are unfairly being denied their right to life and dignity.
SRW believes with a united voice and advocacy, more freedom can be brought to the oppressed Shia in Saudi Arabia. Your call on the Saudi King’s violations will send a powerful message to not only this Kingdom, but other violators to.
Shia Rights Watch