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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.

1776-1800 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
3146 7.4 years ago Adnan Mroueh American University of Beirut Beirut, ot
3145 7.4 years ago Noor Ali ot
3144 7.4 years ago Rosemary Murray Royersford, PA
3143 7.4 years ago Amber Wallace Costa Mesa, CA
3142 7.4 years ago Christopher Lee Chicago, IL
3141 7.4 years ago santhiyapillai keethaponkalan SEDEC -Caritas Srilanka wattala, ot
3140 7.4 years ago pk caporrino hoboken, NJ
3139 7.4 years ago Christopher Lee Chicago, IL
3138 7.4 years ago Ron Molina San Francisco, CA
3137 7.4 years ago Kristina Stockwood Toronto, ON
3136 7.4 years ago Barry Ulman Bellingham, WA
3135 7.4 years ago Scott Swanson Austin, TX
3134 7.4 years ago santhiyapillai keethaponkalan SEDEC -Caritas Srilanka wattala, ot
3133 7.4 years ago Jasmin Torres Astoria, NY
3132 7.4 years ago Angela West San Diego, CA
3131 7.4 years ago Stephen Vandivere ACLU, Amnesty International Centreville, VA
3130 7.4 years ago yashar salek gaithersburg, MD
3129 7.4 years ago Matthew Swyers Livermore, CA
3128 7.4 years ago Penny McArdle none Lake Oswego, OR
3127 7.4 years ago Rose Jones Salt Lake , UT
3126 7.4 years ago colin summers vista, CA
3125 7.4 years ago David Richard the Ave Project Seattle, WA
3124 7.4 years ago Joe Crider No Huntington Beach, CA
3123 7.4 years ago Diana Elle Lagoa, Portugal, ot
3122 7.4 years ago James Sullivan Chicago, IL
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