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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
3421 7.1 years ago Jimmy Hughes Stirling,
3420 7.1 years ago Mariana Oliveira Rio de Janeiro, ot
3419 7.1 years ago Erik Herzog Ann Arbor, MI
3418 7.1 years ago Elizabeth Oliveira Rio de Janeiro, ot
3417 7.1 years ago Ivana Sesar Croatia, ot
3416 7.1 years ago Kathleen Christopher Albany, NY
3415 7.1 years ago Marta Ter Lliga dels Drets dels Pobles
3414 7.1 years ago jeanette capotorto commack, NY
3413 7.1 years ago Sinéad Mitchell Tarmonbarry, ot
3412 7.1 years ago Anita Smith Glen Oaks, NY
3411 7.1 years ago Neal Crandall Springfield, OH
3410 7.1 years ago Maria Mendes Milford, CT
3409 7.1 years ago Lisa Whalen Kettering, OH
3408 7.1 years ago Lisa Whalen Kettering, OH
3407 7.1 years ago Joe Doolen Madison, WI
3406 7.1 years ago Noel Larock Southwick, MA
3405 7.1 years ago Robert R Bravo Writer and Professor Sitges, Barcelona (Spain), ot
3404 7.1 years ago Virginia Masson Michigan Peace Center Troy, MI
3403 7.1 years ago Marly Canelon Sitges, Barcelona, ot
3402 7.1 years ago Maureen Mingneau Eeklo, ot
3401 7.1 years ago wafa Hassan Bahrain,
3400 7.1 years ago Russ Blakely Unite the union portsmouth,
3399 7.1 years ago Clare Borinski Co. Dublin,
3398 7.1 years ago Gary Henderson Apache Junction, AZ
3397 7.1 years ago Pat Stellato WPB , FL
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