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Stop idling--don’t give Bahrain the Grand Prix

Bahrain Athletes

The crackdown in Bahrain shows no sign of relenting. More than 800 people have been detained and four have already died in police custody.

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with over half a billion viewers last year. This year's spring season was set to open with the Bahrain Grand Prix, but the crackdown caused F1 to postpone its 2011 race. F1 needs to send the right message to the Bahraini regime—that the world does not stand with repressive governments.

Authorities will decide tomorrow, June 3, whether to grant Bahrain a delayed 2011 race. Continuing attacks on peaceful protesters show Bahrain is incapable of hosting a major international sporting event and should not be rewarded for abusing human rights. Granting the Grand Prix to a repressive regime will disappoint F1 fans everywhere. It should not turn a blind eye to torture, disappearances, and deaths of peaceful protesters.

Sign the petition and send a message to CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Tell him to set Formula 1 on the right track by canceling the Bahrain Grand Prix.


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Number Date Name Organization Location
3821 6.6 years ago HANNAH FREED Pasadena, CA
3820 6.6 years ago Neal Bracken Lansdale, PA
3819 6.6 years ago Karen Levine Brooklyn, NY
3818 6.6 years ago J T Friderichs
3817 6.6 years ago Luis Dávila Centre Pazci Guatemala,
3816 6.6 years ago Meg Thomas Penhow, Gwent U.K., ot
3815 6.6 years ago Vicky Spearing
3814 6.6 years ago Bertha Kriegler Schenectady, NY
3813 6.6 years ago David Mahoney Hebron, ME
3812 6.6 years ago James Wilcox Falls Church, VA
3811 6.6 years ago Kathy Propst-Dasilva Garden Grove, CA
3810 6.6 years ago craig clark cliffside park, NJ
3809 6.6 years ago Don Bry Minneapolis, MN
3808 6.6 years ago Lee Margulies Stony Brook, NY
3807 6.6 years ago Robert Craig Lake Barrington, IL
3806 6.6 years ago Ralph Siddall Drake University Des Moines, IA
3805 6.6 years ago Polly Tarpley Poulsbo, WA
3804 6.6 years ago Scott Byrne Dover, NJ
3803 6.6 years ago Ben Starr Brooklyn, NY
3802 6.6 years ago Elisabeth Fiekowsky Sebastopol, CA
3801 6.6 years ago Virginia Hoffman Asheville, NC
3800 6.6 years ago Linda Bessom Somerville, MA
3799 6.6 years ago Andrea Fletcher
3798 6.6 years ago Eileen O'Brien Malden, MA
3797 6.6 years ago Michael Sodos Frederick, MD
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