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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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3371 7.4 years ago ali almajed ot
3370 7.4 years ago Mr. Dwight Moore Fillmore, CA
3369 7.4 years ago rhoda seidler encino, CA
3368 7.4 years ago Marijke Jansen-Takes zeist, ot
3367 7.4 years ago Nicolai Popov Eichenau, ot
3366 7.4 years ago Bryan Lancaster Birmingham, MI
3365 7.4 years ago Helen Heenan Las Vegas, NV
3364 7.4 years ago rosa wemans 1250-018 Lisboa, ot
3363 7.4 years ago Ann Suellentrop Physicians for Social Responsibility-KC Kansas City, KS
3362 7.4 years ago Virginia Lopez Calvo Arganda del Rey, ot
3361 7.4 years ago ali ahmed
3360 7.4 years ago Terrence Logue Pittsboro, NC
3359 7.4 years ago Russell Kemp London, ot
3358 7.4 years ago Carrie Etter Irvine, CA
3357 7.4 years ago Esther Massimini Phoenix, AZ
3356 7.4 years ago Tolga Suslu Ankara, NY
3355 7.4 years ago Tolga Suslu Ankara, NY
3354 7.4 years ago Gail Coviello Los Angeles, CA
3353 7.4 years ago Celeste Hong Los Angeles, CA
3352 7.4 years ago william keen
3351 7.4 years ago Lisa Ouazzani Beaverton, OR
3350 7.4 years ago Sharon Joy Vieth Cedar Rapids, IA
3349 7.4 years ago Mindi White Los Angeles, CA
3348 7.4 years ago Petter Marthinsen Nesodtangen, ot
3347 7.4 years ago faye munnik dartford, ot
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