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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
3196 7.6 years ago Caryn Graves Berkeley, CA
3195 7.6 years ago Gary Wright Cottage Grove, OR
3194 7.6 years ago c mulloy kc, MO
3193 7.6 years ago Gerry Royse Sacramento, CA
3192 7.6 years ago Craig Lee Asbury Springfield, MO
3191 7.6 years ago Mary A. Martin Martin Edina, MN
3190 7.6 years ago Sarah Randall Narrabri, ot
3189 7.6 years ago Colin Ellefson duluth, MN
3188 7.6 years ago Lawrence Fischman Yarmouth, ME
3187 7.6 years ago EVINNA ENGLEZOU HERAKLION, ot
3186 7.6 years ago Sara Ahmed CA
3185 7.6 years ago David Ostwald Portola Valley,, CA
3184 7.6 years ago Art Hanson Lansing, MI
3183 7.6 years ago Aaron Rubin New York, NY
3182 7.6 years ago TURHAN ALTINORS ISTANBUL, ot
3181 7.6 years ago Stephen Morales Mill Valley, CA
3180 7.6 years ago William Ewald Auburn, CA
3179 7.6 years ago Caroline Darst ----------------------------- Somerville, MA
3178 7.6 years ago Elaine Nonneman Seattle, WA
3177 7.6 years ago Yasiu Kruszynski Anarchist Federation, Workers Initiative Chicago, IL
3176 7.6 years ago James Harris Stanford University Stanford, CA
3175 7.6 years ago Richard Kranzdorf San Luis Obispo, CA
3174 7.6 years ago Brian Schill Schill Spring Branch, TX
3173 7.6 years ago Kathleen Wolfe Bremerton, WA
3172 7.6 years ago Cassandra Gaines Albuquerque, NM
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