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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
3771 6.9 years ago María Inés Urrutia Santiago Chile, ot
3770 6.9 years ago Loren Levy Douglaston, NY
3769 6.9 years ago Marilyn Morehead Charlevoix, MI
3768 6.9 years ago Georgiana Williams Huntington, WV
3767 6.9 years ago Thomas Meacham Bowling Green, KY
3766 6.9 years ago Mary J Martin St Charles, MO
3765 6.9 years ago Navin Shankar Austin, TX
3764 6.9 years ago r f Fort Collins, CO
3763 6.9 years ago Nicholas Sammond Sammond Toronto, ON
3762 6.9 years ago Kerry Price Price Brooklyn, NY
3761 6.9 years ago Richard Budzyn Dieppe, NB
3760 6.9 years ago Raymond Nuesch Washington, DC
3759 6.9 years ago Sarah Dillner Allston , MA
3758 6.9 years ago Raymond Nuesch Washington, DC
3757 6.9 years ago Lawrence Crowley Louisville, CO
3756 6.9 years ago Lawrence Crowley Louisville, CO
3755 6.9 years ago Billy Hooker puyallup, WA
3754 6.9 years ago anam el-jabali Alsip, IL
3753 6.9 years ago Randolph Schoedler rss-tgp Milwaukee, WI
3752 6.9 years ago Edward Audet Thornton, CO
3751 6.9 years ago Ahren Donnigan Pollock, ID
3750 6.9 years ago JOANIE LAINE DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA
3749 6.9 years ago Lauren Speigel Brunswick, ME
3748 6.9 years ago Randy Parker Sagle, ID
3747 6.9 years ago Robert Maegerlein Rochester, MN
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