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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
2571 7.4 years ago Deirdre Casserleigh Avon, CT
2570 7.4 years ago Brown Helene none Albany, NY
2569 7.4 years ago Louise Calabro Calabro Bayside, NY
2568 7.4 years ago William Foltz Lake Villa, IL
2567 7.4 years ago Luke Farrell benton, AR
2566 7.4 years ago Fred Mathes Madera, CA
2565 7.4 years ago Kathleen Kirk NUTLEY, NJ
2564 7.4 years ago Roy Egdall Trumbull, CT
2563 7.4 years ago Paul Thomason New York, NY
2562 7.4 years ago Louise Calabro Calabro Bayside, NY
2561 7.4 years ago Kathleen Moss Kirkland, WA
2560 7.4 years ago Jay Rice Novato, CA
2559 7.4 years ago Donald Labonte West Greenwich, RI
2558 7.4 years ago Dawn Kosec Austintown, OH
2557 7.4 years ago BARBARA OSTROWSKI ERIE, PA
2556 7.4 years ago Keith Ammann Freeport, IL
2555 7.4 years ago Vicki Nosal Evans City, PA
2554 7.4 years ago P Scoville Pamela D. Scoville Literary Agency hewitt, NJ
2553 7.4 years ago Bettina Hausmann San Diego, CA
2552 7.4 years ago Benjamin Thomas Greensboro, NC
2551 7.4 years ago C.J. McCarter Hayward, CA
2550 7.4 years ago C.J. McCarter Hayward, CA
2549 7.4 years ago Alice Lochman San Marcos, TX
2548 7.4 years ago Julie Keitges Berkeley, CA
2547 7.4 years ago Keith Thompson St. Paul, MN
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