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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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3621 7.6 years ago roth woods none ann arbor, MI
3620 7.6 years ago Eleanor Fox New York, NY
3619 7.6 years ago Arthur Swers Floyd, VA
3618 7.6 years ago Francesca Lewis Ocala, FL
3617 7.6 years ago Michael Mills San Francisco, CA
3616 7.6 years ago Bonnie Shapiro Fort Lee, NJ
3615 7.6 years ago Greg Hohn Chapel Hill, NC
3614 7.6 years ago Cathy Galligan Stamford, CT
3613 7.6 years ago David Frier SANDFORD, ot
3612 7.6 years ago Maria Luongo Luongo Newton, MA
3611 7.6 years ago Marco Rivarolo Genoa, ot
3610 7.6 years ago Elinor Heller Heller Human Rights First NYC , NY
3609 7.6 years ago Tammy Duill Delaware, OH
3608 7.6 years ago Maria Dastgheib Vienna, VA
3607 7.6 years ago Ruth Lammert-Reeves Silver Spring, MD
3606 7.6 years ago Roxane Offner Tuckahoe, NY
3605 7.6 years ago David Alsberge Day By Day Radio Winter Park, FL
3604 7.6 years ago Dennis Ledden LCS Rancho Murieta, CA
3603 7.6 years ago Robert VanWyk Bedford, PA
3602 7.6 years ago John Mowen Mowen Nevada City, CA
3601 7.6 years ago Jeff Tuckey Greensboro, NC
3600 7.6 years ago Brian McNamara Alexandria, VA
3599 7.6 years ago Marianne Artusio Touro College Pelham, NY
3598 7.6 years ago JENNIFER HOLMES Apt. D-2,
3597 7.6 years ago Steven Ross Chicago, IL
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