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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
3796 7.1 years ago Hala Chaoui Toronto, Canada, IL
3795 7.1 years ago Ian Dixon Kenley, ot
3794 7.1 years ago Dennis Tweedy Taunton, MA
3793 7.1 years ago Carolyn De Mirjian Valley Glen, CA
3792 7.1 years ago Scott Bonner Boise, ID
3791 7.1 years ago Peggy Ray Bronx, NY
3790 7.1 years ago Joanne Leary Manchester, CA
3789 7.1 years ago William Bruce Boise, ID
3788 7.1 years ago Antoinette Wilcox Wildwood, MO
3787 7.1 years ago Saad Akbar Khan Milwaukee, WI
3786 7.1 years ago Rob Lowe Mesa, AZ
3785 7.1 years ago Linda Brosh --Choose-- Novato, CA
3784 7.1 years ago Joseph Lakner Mt. Prospect, IL
3783 7.1 years ago ariane nguyen huntington bch, CA
3782 7.1 years ago Erin McGee University of Houston Law Center Dallas, TX
3781 7.1 years ago Lazarus Boutis Briarcliff Manor, NY
3780 7.1 years ago Jeffrey Turner Turner Pittsfield, MA
3779 7.1 years ago Lana Henson Oklahoma City, OK
3778 7.1 years ago Giorgia Battista European Union
3777 7.1 years ago John Hazuka Berlin, CT
3776 7.1 years ago Dennis Nolan Sun City West, AZ
3775 7.1 years ago Davies Nagel Piffard, NY
3774 7.1 years ago Paula Stinson Clinton Township, MI
3773 7.1 years ago Robert Schuessler Tonawanda, NY
3772 7.1 years ago Laura Horowitz Pittsburgh, PA
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