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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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2346 7.4 years ago Michael Kline Capon Bridge, WV
2345 7.4 years ago Eric Phinney San Francisco, CA
2344 7.4 years ago Carolyn Lockwood-Pitkin Cliff Island, ME
2343 7.4 years ago Mary Ferm ilrf Bainbridge Island, WA
2342 7.4 years ago William Thomas Thomas Zephyr Cove, NV
2341 7.4 years ago Geoffrey Moses PA
2340 7.4 years ago Michael Kline Capon Bridge, WV
2339 7.4 years ago Nan Singh-Bowman Ben Lomond, CA
2338 7.4 years ago Ana Chou Palo Alto, CA
2337 7.4 years ago Philip Kienholz Kienholz Hay River, NT
2336 7.4 years ago Beth Tuckey Cambridge, MA
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2334 7.4 years ago Cort Brumfield Portland, OR
2333 7.4 years ago Wil Bowers Studio City, CA
2332 7.4 years ago mikaela sillman Hilo, HI
2331 7.4 years ago Karen Volker Washington, DC
2330 7.4 years ago Douglas Schiebel Port Ludlow, WA
2329 7.4 years ago Kevin Brown Brown Clarksville, IN
2328 7.4 years ago Fred Merrick San Francisco, CA
2327 7.4 years ago Frank X. Kleshinski Individual Jeannette, PA
2326 7.4 years ago Nick Berezansky Ridgewood, NJ
2325 7.4 years ago Steve Hamm Nordland, WA
2324 7.4 years ago Patricia L. Lent Royal Oak, MI
2323 7.4 years ago Mary Hathaway Washington, DC
2322 7.4 years ago Steve Bloom New York, NY
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