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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
2671 6.6 years ago Mona Cardell Newtown Square, PA
2670 6.6 years ago Jennifer Lowans Fayetteville, PA
2669 6.6 years ago bob coleman PEOPLES COURT AGAINST INJUSTICE durham, NC
2668 6.6 years ago Nancy King Santa Fe, NM
2667 6.6 years ago Bobbie Flowers New York, NY
2666 6.6 years ago Lynne Teplin Bronxville, NY
2665 6.6 years ago Jeffrey Collins Chapel Hill, NC
2664 6.6 years ago Marilyn Kirsch New York, NY
2663 6.6 years ago Roman Soiko Amnesty International Princeton, NJ
2662 6.6 years ago Dr. Peter Geidel Paterson, NJ
2661 6.6 years ago jb kim DC for Democracy washington, DC
2660 6.6 years ago Owen Gibbs Asheville, NC
2659 6.6 years ago Wendy Ebersberger Front Royal, VA
2658 6.6 years ago Patrece Meza Nampa, ID
2657 6.6 years ago Susan Warrow Huntington Woods, MI
2656 6.6 years ago Dorothy Tenkhoff Olympia, WA
2655 6.6 years ago Ron Avila SF, CA
2654 6.6 years ago John Kersting JustUs Productions Olympia, WA
2653 6.6 years ago aline shipreck orlando, FL
2652 6.6 years ago Susan Bohannan Santa Ana, CA
2651 6.6 years ago John Cordes Sunnyvale, CA
2650 6.6 years ago Brian Cole San Diego, CA
2649 6.6 years ago Barry Lerner Arlington, VA
2648 6.6 years ago Lindsay Oakes New York, NY
2647 6.6 years ago Doug Tudor Riverview, FL
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