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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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3546 7.6 years ago dale stuepfert
3545 7.6 years ago Christi Grail Greenfield, MA
3544 7.6 years ago Gary Ruehmann Richville, MN
3543 7.6 years ago Anna-Marie Soper-O'Rourke Atlanta, GA
3542 7.6 years ago Darien Gardner Northampton, MA
3541 7.6 years ago Luce Guanzini sPENCER, NY
3540 7.6 years ago Katie Kourbetis College Point, NY
3539 7.6 years ago Sid Bachrach Chicago, IL
3538 7.6 years ago John Dalla Las Vegas, NV
3537 7.6 years ago Debra Nimetz North Hatfield, MA
3536 7.6 years ago MaryAnn Williams Human Rights First Wappingers Falls, NY
3535 7.6 years ago Colin MacKinnon Chevy Chase, MD
3534 7.6 years ago Lorraine Hughes Freeland, MI
3533 7.6 years ago Adam Davis New Orleans, LA
3532 7.6 years ago janan chandler Mississauga, ON
3531 7.6 years ago Andrew & Kathleen Wittenborn Pleasantville, NY
3530 7.6 years ago Hans Lak Eindhoven, ot
3529 7.6 years ago Andrew Eager Dublin, ot
3528 7.6 years ago Norma McNaught Glasgow, ot
3527 7.6 years ago Richard Han Ann Arbor, MI
3526 7.6 years ago Maria Papadopoulou Athens, ot
3525 7.6 years ago Michael Quinn Phoenix, AZ
3524 7.6 years ago James Forte Gil-te Salisbury, MD
3523 7.6 years ago Vivian Clark Los Lagos, ot
3522 7.6 years ago Greg Witt Wilmette, IL
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