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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
3346 8.1 years ago Michele Langston Jacksonville, AR
3345 8.1 years ago Maura Graham SC de Tenerife, ot
3344 8.1 years ago Monica Tomas Berkeley, CA
3343 8.1 years ago Gregg Sparkman Palo Alto, CA
3342 8.1 years ago Teresa Sainz B, NJ
3341 8.1 years ago Andrea Riscassi ot
3340 8.1 years ago Sonja Svensson ot
3339 8.1 years ago Marie Pierre Maystre MAYSTRE Geneva, ot
3338 8.1 years ago E. Marshall Davis, CA
3337 8.1 years ago Martin Leipert private Berlin, ot
3336 8.1 years ago Carlos Alén Allentown, PA
3335 8.1 years ago Thierry Deshayes Scottsdale, AZ
3334 8.1 years ago Maren Mueller Marburg, Germany, ot
3333 8.1 years ago Barbara Bennigson Palo Alto, CA
3332 8.1 years ago Barbara Bennigson Palo Alto, CA
3331 8.1 years ago Anna Hauksdottir
3330 8.1 years ago Curt Roelofs Warren, MI
3329 8.1 years ago salim kipkore N/A Eldoret_kenya, ot
3328 8.1 years ago Marc Pilisuk Berkeley, CA
3327 8.1 years ago Carole Ibata East Stroudsburg, PA
3326 8.1 years ago sarah maki
3325 8.1 years ago Ken Beattie sfo OSF / FAN Kiel, WI
3324 8.1 years ago John Coleman CRW, Inc. Springville, AL
3323 8.1 years ago Jonathan Sale New York, NY
3322 8.1 years ago Paxton Robinson Winter Park, FL
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