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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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2421 7.6 years ago Bret Smith Santa Cruz, CA
2420 7.6 years ago Tatiana Yankelevich The Andrei Sakharov Foundation Boston, MA
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2417 7.6 years ago Richard Morris Bankstown, ot
2416 7.6 years ago Patrick Stickney Spokane, WA
2415 7.6 years ago Pamela Johnston Clayton, GA
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2413 7.6 years ago Jill Levy Levy Stony Creek, NY
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2410 7.6 years ago Cary Moy Oak Park, IL
2409 7.6 years ago Patrick Nicholson Lake Havasu City, AZ
2408 7.6 years ago William Rumsey Louisville, KY
2407 7.6 years ago Ben Justiss Haltom City, TX
2406 7.6 years ago Mary Brayton White Lake, WI
2405 7.6 years ago Michelle Aldrich San Francisco, CA
2404 7.6 years ago Michael Tezla Saint Paul, MN
2403 7.6 years ago Dina Wilson Wilson San Francisco, CA
2402 7.6 years ago Fred Gosling Beaumont, TX
2401 7.6 years ago Hawra Abogilal Dearborn, MI
2400 7.6 years ago Donald Shaw St. Petersburg, FL
2399 7.6 years ago j howse Tulsa, OK
2398 7.6 years ago David Smith Panama City Beach, FL
2397 7.6 years ago Samantha Iyer New York, NY
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