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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
3696 7.4 years ago Anwar Ahmed Houston, TX
3695 7.4 years ago LYNN DOHERTY ROSYTH, ot
3694 7.4 years ago Kimberlee Dow Wellesley, MA
3693 7.4 years ago Shelly Young Coaldale, CO
3692 7.4 years ago Robert Deck Toledo, OH
3691 7.4 years ago Sheryl Gillespie Denver, CO
3690 7.4 years ago Matthew Rutledge UNMC/LEIS Omaha, NE
3689 7.4 years ago Dr. Denice Park New York, NY
3688 7.4 years ago June Cattell West Columbia, SC
3687 7.4 years ago Brian Machida Machida Richmond Hill, NY
3686 7.4 years ago Ann Stetser Miami, FL
3685 7.4 years ago Brian Ainsley Scottsdale, AZ
3684 7.4 years ago James Caldwell Shreveport, LA
3683 7.4 years ago Rainbow Di Benedetto Austin, TX
3682 7.4 years ago Johanna Klinsky Chicago, IL
3681 7.4 years ago Linda Lang Lang Austin, TX
3680 7.4 years ago Lynne Bruger Belleville, NJ
3679 7.4 years ago James White Corpus Christi, TX
3678 7.4 years ago Theodore Hepp New York, NY
3677 7.4 years ago Byron Davis Salt Lake City, UT
3676 7.4 years ago Thomas Rogers Eagle, ID
3675 7.4 years ago Jerry Bloomer Hot Springs, SD
3674 7.4 years ago Peter Hay Davie, FL
3673 7.4 years ago Jim Brauner Ballwin, MO
3672 7.4 years ago Michael Toto Redding, CT
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