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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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3246 7.6 years ago Paul Allard Lullington, ot
3245 7.6 years ago Rosa PB B, NJ
3244 7.6 years ago Robert Julia Glover Clinton, WA
3243 7.6 years ago Randall Daugherty Orange, CA
3242 7.6 years ago Thomas Rose private Portland, IN
3241 7.6 years ago JOHN EVANS None Denver, CO
3240 7.6 years ago Virgil Alley Aurora, MO
3239 7.6 years ago Martine Steculorum Vilvoorde, ot
3238 7.6 years ago Mary Carpenter London, UK, ot
3237 7.6 years ago Mitzi Coons Los Angeles, CA
3236 7.6 years ago Lyndal Bale Tavira, ot
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3234 7.6 years ago Debra Moore Clio , MI
3233 7.6 years ago Laura Roberts Hamden, CT
3232 7.6 years ago E Bakema amsterdam, ot
3231 7.6 years ago Gloria Morotti Bradenton , FL
3230 7.6 years ago Cristina Río López Ferrol, Galicia, ot
3229 7.6 years ago Laura Avant MoveOn, Denver Metro Council Denver, CO
3228 7.6 years ago Armin Wright Oakland, CA
3227 7.6 years ago Beth Zippert Windsor Mill, MD
3226 7.6 years ago Vasu Murti Allies Of Peace Oakland, CA
3225 7.6 years ago Steven E. Schmidt Schmidt city center best rates motel Shelton, WA
3224 7.6 years ago Joe Pardee Pasadena, CA
3223 7.6 years ago Ricardo Carrera Alcala de Guadaira, ot
3222 7.6 years ago Fred Sekindi Human Rights Commission London, ot
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