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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
3271 6.6 years ago Magnus Holm Nevlunghavn, ot
3270 6.6 years ago John Wills Anduze, XX
3269 6.6 years ago Oscar Revilla none, NC
3268 6.6 years ago Cortni Kerr Hudson, DC
3267 6.6 years ago leslie smith san marcos, TX
3266 6.6 years ago anna maria Christensen Luxemburg, ot
3265 6.6 years ago claude brucker schirrhein, ot
3264 6.6 years ago David Young Seattle, WA
3263 6.6 years ago P D F, FL
3262 6.6 years ago Diane Lazarus Baltimore, MD
3261 6.6 years ago isis fulle Brussels, ot
3260 6.6 years ago Heidi Shuler Vancouver, WA
3259 6.6 years ago David Sjostrom Key Largo, FL
3258 6.6 years ago Gerry Peters Midi Magic Studio Nashville, TN
3257 6.6 years ago Owen Beith London, United Kingdom, ot
3256 6.6 years ago Tracy Mott Denver, CO
3255 6.6 years ago Homam Zaini
3254 6.6 years ago Michael D. Old Turtle Great Falls, MT
3253 6.6 years ago Don Bay Ostersund, ot
3252 6.6 years ago Dona van Bloemen Santa Monica, CA
3251 6.6 years ago Alison Myors Landsborough, ot
3250 6.6 years ago Rosa Bes B, NJ
3249 6.6 years ago Michael Johancsik Montreal, QC
3248 6.6 years ago Teresa Sainz B, NJ
3247 6.6 years ago jean jost Hyde Park, VT
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