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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
3321 7.6 years ago nancy albert san juan, PR
3320 7.6 years ago william mc Guire City College of San Francisco San Francisco , CA
3319 7.6 years ago Jacqueline Beaulac Montreal, QC
3318 7.6 years ago Rosa PB B, NJ
3317 7.6 years ago Al Roth Seattle, WA
3316 7.6 years ago Simeon Samaan LIC, NY
3315 7.6 years ago Raoul Smith Acton, MA
3314 7.6 years ago mohammed al Shemmery ot
3313 7.6 years ago Jason Thomas
3312 7.6 years ago Wolfgang Köder Künzelsau, ot
3311 7.6 years ago RMJ Harvey-Amer Croydon, ot
3310 7.6 years ago Ali Al Marzouk WIU Macomb, IL
3309 7.6 years ago Gerald Bowman Richmond, VA
3308 7.6 years ago Fatima Fadhel Bahrain,
3307 7.6 years ago Malcolm Barnes London, ot
3306 7.6 years ago Philip Mizzi qormi, DC
3305 7.6 years ago Mike Smith Seattle, WA
3304 7.6 years ago Christiane Laubner Manama,
3303 7.6 years ago Dolores Blue Barcelona, NJ
3302 7.6 years ago Eric Steffen Richmond, CA
3301 7.6 years ago Chris Frederiksen Zeuthen, AZ
3300 7.6 years ago Andrea Wilson Fresno, CA
3299 7.6 years ago Ahmed Habib
3298 7.6 years ago Lisa Jackson Calabasas, CA
3297 7.6 years ago Fred Morrison Hayward, CA
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