Project Description

Murtaja Qureiris

Name: Murtaja Qureiris

Murtaja Qureiris

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 20 September 2014

Personal information

Name: Murtaja Qureiris

Name in Arabic: مرتجى قريريص

Date of Birth: 24 October 2000

Gender: Male

Marital status: Single

Profession: Student

Place of residence: Al-Awamiyah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:20 September 2014

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: --

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Qureiris was accused by the Saudi Government of joining a "terror group" and "sowing sedition", and was arrested in September 2014, when he was 13

Court: --

Verdict: 12-year sentence

Date of verdict: 12-year sentence

Updates on trial: the prosecution office was calling for death penalty but due to international pressure the death panelty was withdrawn in 2019. However, Murtaja Qureiris remains detained in prison.

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: was arrested when he was still a minor at the age of 13-14 years old.

References

Reference 1: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/world/middleeast/saudi-teenager-death-sentence.html

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/murtaja-qureiris-escapes-death-penalty-remains-arbitrarily-detained

Reference 3: https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/06/middleeast/saudi-teen-death-penalty-intl/

Reference 4: None

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