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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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2496 7.1 years ago Stanley Becker Long Beach, NY
2495 7.1 years ago SHARON walsh jersey city, NJ
2494 7.1 years ago Barbara Harrington Harrington Gallant, AL
2493 7.1 years ago David Weisberg Minneapolis, MN
2492 7.1 years ago wendy henry manchester, NH
2491 7.1 years ago Matt Alban Newark, OH
2490 7.1 years ago Jerry Sawyer Stratford, CT
2489 7.1 years ago Bruce Allen Canadian Autoworkers Local 199 Saint Catharines, ON
2488 7.1 years ago Gail Anderson Anderson Human Rights First Monticello, MN
2487 7.1 years ago o Whitley chesapeake, OH
2486 7.1 years ago Frank X. Kleshinski Individual Jeannette, PA
2485 7.1 years ago Tosh Keune Germantown, MD
2484 7.1 years ago David Laws West Wind Instrument Service Bellingham, WA
2483 7.1 years ago bernard elias redondo beach, CA
2482 7.1 years ago MIRIAM IOSUPOVICI IMPERIAL BEACH, CA
2481 7.1 years ago Kenneth George Galloway, OH
2480 7.1 years ago Patrick Bonner Bonner South Gate, CA
2479 7.1 years ago Mary Alexander Glen Allen, VA
2478 7.1 years ago Kerry Kovarik Seattle, WA
2477 7.1 years ago Alvin Gongora Toronto, ON
2476 7.1 years ago Scott Leather Leather Tucson, AZ
2475 7.1 years ago Joy Welan Washington, DC
2474 7.1 years ago Robert Zai III Fort Thomas, KY
2473 7.1 years ago Aliza Keddem none Portland, OR
2472 7.1 years ago Russel Deroche Jr Gramercy, LA
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