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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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2196 6.6 years ago Sol Troy Amissville, VA
2195 6.6 years ago Gennaro Del Gatto
2194 6.6 years ago Barbara Brass Roseville, CA
2193 6.6 years ago Davide Bergamasco CA, CA
2192 6.6 years ago Rose Hughes Minneapolis, MN
2191 6.6 years ago Ellen Rice Brunswick, ME
2190 6.6 years ago john boyle summit hill, PA
2189 6.6 years ago Mohammad Nashir SOA Nashville, TN
2188 6.6 years ago Joan Smith Philadelphia, PA
2187 6.6 years ago Mary O'Farrell Camano Island, WA
2186 6.6 years ago John Andes Mount Juliet, TN
2185 6.6 years ago catherine goldwater hollis, NH
2184 6.6 years ago Richard Valencia South Pasdena, CA
2183 6.6 years ago Bianca Wilson New York, NY
2182 6.6 years ago Robert Nobrega boca raton, FL
2181 6.6 years ago Christy Levine Saint George, UT
2180 6.6 years ago Stephanie DiBello Human Rights First Saddle Brook, NJ
2179 6.6 years ago Bruce Edwards Mission, BC, Canada, BC
2178 6.6 years ago Deborah Sebesta Dover, DE
2177 6.6 years ago Jon Hager Riverton, UT
2176 6.6 years ago Susan Weingast Croton on Hudson, NY
2175 6.6 years ago Bob Bousquet Bryantville, MA
2174 6.6 years ago Joaquin Aranda Walnut Creek, CA
2173 6.6 years ago Janie Jones Topeka, KS
2172 6.6 years ago Anna Bender waterloo, IN
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