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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
4746 6.9 years ago william staggs vista, CA
4745 6.9 years ago shelley frazier Durham, NC
4744 6.9 years ago Chas Richards Aurora, CO
4743 6.9 years ago John Milton Lafayette, CO
4742 6.9 years ago James Wagner Westerville, OH
4741 6.9 years ago Donovan McCall Wichita, KS
4740 6.9 years ago Michael Askanis ot
4739 6.9 years ago MIKE KEENER NORML TROY, AL
4738 6.9 years ago kiran bhadeshia swindon, ot
4737 6.9 years ago Leslie Washington Atlanta, GA
4736 6.9 years ago John Downing Mr. Richmond, VA
4735 6.9 years ago Pat and Gary Gover Fairhope, AL
4734 6.9 years ago Kim Roberts Vinita, OK
4733 6.9 years ago Donna Charter Arlington, TX
4732 6.9 years ago Verba Weaver Lake Elmo, MN
4731 6.9 years ago Julie Figueroa Port Charlotte, FL
4730 6.9 years ago Jeffrey Colledge Las Vegas, NM
4729 6.9 years ago Mary Malloy Cincinnati, OH
4728 6.9 years ago Neil Freson Henrietta, NY
4727 6.9 years ago Sharon McMenamin Brooklyn, NY
4726 6.9 years ago Michael Guyette Key West, FL
4725 6.9 years ago LAURA LEIPZIG Berkeley, CA
4724 6.9 years ago Kalvin Louw Philadelphia, PA
4723 6.9 years ago Don Cicchelli Sunny Isles Beach, FL
4722 6.9 years ago Charlie Williams Holland, MI
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