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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
3496 7.4 years ago Sally Frank Malden, MA
3495 7.4 years ago Gail Cutler
3494 7.4 years ago JA Mustich Washington Green, CT
3493 7.4 years ago Elizabeth Horvath Crawfordville, FL
3492 7.4 years ago Manuel Hijazi Madrid, NC
3491 7.4 years ago Tammy Lettieri Coconut Creek, FL
3490 7.4 years ago Renee Ebert East Stroudsburg, PA
3489 7.4 years ago Loretta Brogan Shreveport, LA
3488 7.4 years ago Lindsay Colf Washington, DC
3487 7.4 years ago matt malina new york, NY
3486 7.4 years ago Jerry Swaim SIDNEY, OH
3485 7.4 years ago Nadia Kanhai Aurora Peace & Justice Aurora, IL
3484 7.4 years ago Terry Smith Atlanta, GA
3483 7.4 years ago Norman Biddlecombe London, ot
3482 7.4 years ago Little Sun S. Heard Albuquerque, NM
3481 7.4 years ago Don Cheshire Jacksonville, FL
3480 7.4 years ago Teresa Labrador Madrid, ot
3479 7.4 years ago Sandra Mikulich Sugar Creek, MO
3478 7.4 years ago Vic Burton Kansas City, MO
3477 7.4 years ago Lianne Slaughter
3476 7.4 years ago Robert Wildblood germanna community college Fairfax, VA
3475 7.4 years ago Sandra Woodworth North Hampton, NH
3474 7.4 years ago Richard Heinlein Trevor, WI
3473 7.4 years ago John Curotto Quinebaug, CT
3472 7.4 years ago Kicab Castaneda-Mendez Chapel Hill, NC
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