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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
3721 6.9 years ago Janice Foss Pinole, CA
3720 6.9 years ago Michele Reynolds Oak Park, MI
3719 6.9 years ago John Boylston O Durham, NC
3718 6.9 years ago Blaise Gauba Torrance, CA
3717 6.9 years ago Robert Davenport Lakewood, CA
3716 6.9 years ago Brian Dillon BROOKLYN,, NY
3715 6.9 years ago Spencer Leahy Allen, TX
3714 6.9 years ago Darius Sarrafi Costa Mesa, CA
3713 6.9 years ago James Maisels Southfield, MI
3712 6.9 years ago Marvin Pettey San Francisco, CA
3711 6.9 years ago Ruth and David Andrews none Idlewylde, MD
3710 6.9 years ago Benjamin Allen Crofton, MD
3709 6.9 years ago Robert Uecker Fort Wayne, IN
3708 6.9 years ago Mary Lurie River Edge, NJ
3707 6.9 years ago Conor Scott Dublin, ot
3706 6.9 years ago Conor Scott Dublin, ot
3705 6.9 years ago Philip Frey Nanuet, NY
3704 6.9 years ago Diane Callard Swartz Creek, MI
3703 6.9 years ago Maria Rausis Mountain View, CA
3702 6.9 years ago Joshua Michels Berkeley, CA
3701 6.9 years ago Benjamin Mearns No preference PHILADELPHIA, PA
3700 6.9 years ago Lisa Valiente Bolingbrook, IL
3699 6.9 years ago Susan Rice Brantford, ON
3698 6.9 years ago Robert Canuto Hollis, NY
3697 6.9 years ago kathy dowds Chicago , IL
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