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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
3171 7.4 years ago Margaret Tegenfeldt Pacific Beach, WA
3170 7.4 years ago Karin Sjöstrand Bagarmossen, ot
3169 7.4 years ago Lawrence East Jacksonville, NC
3168 7.4 years ago Veronica Tosi Mesa, AZ
3167 7.4 years ago Charles Hallowell Phoenix, AZ
3166 7.4 years ago Rajshree Boyragee Mahebourg, ot
3165 7.4 years ago Rajshree Boyragee Mahebourg, ot
3164 7.4 years ago Amber Godown Hamilton, NJ
3163 7.4 years ago Victor Nepomnyashchy North Hills, CA
3162 7.4 years ago Darlene Yamrose Minoa, NY
3161 7.4 years ago Annette Dubois Hudson, NH
3160 7.4 years ago Janet Patel Toronto, ON
3159 7.4 years ago Stephen Brockmann retired Indianapolis, IN
3158 7.4 years ago Barbara Mottl Dousman, WI
3157 7.4 years ago Armando Gomez Santa Rosa, CA
3156 7.4 years ago Patricia Orlinski Orlinski Valley Interfaith Project Sun City, AZ
3155 7.4 years ago Terry Wolfe Rohnert Park, CA
3154 7.4 years ago Daniel Sweeney Sunbury, PA
3153 7.4 years ago sharon mills ASU phoenix, AZ
3152 7.4 years ago Bob Valdez Denver, CO
3151 7.4 years ago Debra Webb Costa Mesa, CA.
3150 7.4 years ago Chuck Donegan Selden, NY
3149 7.4 years ago VERONICA HAYES FERNDALE, MI
3148 7.4 years ago Stephen Nickels Simpson, IL
3147 7.4 years ago Nic Wellington Kensington, CA
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