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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
3671 8.1 years ago Shira Lion Arlington, MA
3670 8.1 years ago Rorbert Brenneman Saint Michael's College Essex Junction, VT
3669 8.1 years ago Judith S Anderson Long Beach, CA
3668 8.1 years ago Rob McGhee Grapevine, TX
3667 8.1 years ago Ian Alan Holder Red Bank, NJ
3666 8.1 years ago paul yoder cuba, NM
3665 8.1 years ago Pamela Zedepa Davenport, IA
3664 8.1 years ago Nick Mantas Twp of Washington, NJ
3663 8.1 years ago Terri Webb LOS ALAMOS, NM
3662 8.1 years ago Gary Usinger Winter Springs, FL
3661 8.1 years ago Thomas Rogers Eagle, ID
3660 8.1 years ago Stephen Girard Minneapolis, MN
3659 8.1 years ago Mary Alice Madden Bethel, ME
3658 8.1 years ago Shirley Stotko Port Deposit, MD
3657 8.1 years ago Lillian Winter Barnoldswick, ot
3656 8.1 years ago Robert Petersen, M.D. Cambridge, MA
3655 8.1 years ago paul yoder cuba, NM
3654 8.1 years ago Todd Pruner Austin, TX
3653 8.1 years ago Helen Kinlan Great Falls, VA
3652 8.1 years ago Dieter Randolph Saint Petersburg, FL
3651 8.1 years ago William Gonzalez Garcia Gonzalez Garcia www.humanrightsfirst.org Airmont, NY
3650 8.1 years ago Dj Krogol Lansing, MI
3649 8.1 years ago Emil Dey Marion, WI
3648 8.1 years ago Vicki Hightower Bates City, MO
3647 8.1 years ago Michaeline Hade Chicago, IL
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