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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
2996 7.5 years ago Rand Huwe Bloomington, MN
2995 7.5 years ago Maria Muschio CA
2994 7.5 years ago q q san diego, CA
2993 7.5 years ago Dan Gerhard Mount Vernon, WA
2992 7.5 years ago Alan Ostrom Ostrom Sherman, CT
2991 7.5 years ago Cheryl Pena San Antonio, TX
2990 7.5 years ago S Jahangeer Fairfax, VA
2989 7.5 years ago Helen Goldenberg Tamarac, FL
2988 7.5 years ago Frank Timmons Denver, CO
2987 7.5 years ago Nick McNaughton Los Angeles, CA
2986 7.5 years ago Yaroob Al Bahrani Toronto, ON
2985 7.5 years ago Donna Olsen Brooklyn Park, MN
2984 7.5 years ago Helen Edwards White HALL, IL
2983 7.5 years ago Nuha Al Naqeeb Toronto , ON
2982 7.5 years ago Peggy Kaplan Boulder, CO
2981 7.5 years ago Yusur AlBahrani Toronto, ot
2980 7.5 years ago Stephen Rosenblum Palo Alto, CA
2979 7.5 years ago Amina Kadimi none cheshire, CT
2978 7.5 years ago Dena Schwimmer Los Angeles, CA
2977 7.5 years ago Ruth Miller Chapel Hill, NC
2976 7.5 years ago Grace Kelly New Baltimore, NY
2975 7.5 years ago Kim D Columbia, MO
2974 7.5 years ago Daniel Mason Morehead, KY
2973 7.5 years ago James Stone Santa Rosa Beach, FL
2972 7.5 years ago Carla Cherry New York, NY
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