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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
4646 7.4 years ago Sheryl Iversen Murrieta, CA
4645 7.4 years ago Judith Leff San Francisco, CA
4644 7.4 years ago leon anderson grass valley, CA
4643 7.4 years ago Tom Reilly Brookhaven, Georgia
4642 7.4 years ago carolyn massey quincy, IL
4641 7.4 years ago Verba Weaver Lake Elmo, MN
4640 7.4 years ago Verba Weaver Lake Elmo, MN
4639 7.4 years ago THOMAS VAREHA JR nypd BRONX, NY
4638 7.4 years ago Dr.Hanne Mylanus Sliema, ot
4637 7.4 years ago Adam Jones Fort Bragg, CA
4636 7.4 years ago jessica agnew
4635 7.4 years ago Verba Weaver Lake Elmo, MN
4634 7.4 years ago Tamara Matz Los Angeles, CA
4633 7.4 years ago Mel Smith ot
4632 7.4 years ago Emad Dafrawi Cairo, Egypr, ot
4631 7.4 years ago Jonathan Baker Mattituck, NY
4630 7.4 years ago bruce dunn sb, CA
4629 7.4 years ago Mark Rothe New York, NY
4628 7.4 years ago Richard Berggren Maplewood, NJ
4627 7.4 years ago Robert Haslag Centertown, MO
4626 7.4 years ago Janis LOVEDAY GRASS VALLEY, CA
4625 7.4 years ago Mary Lou Finley Peace and Freedom Party/ CSEA San Diego, CA
4624 7.4 years ago Marianne Mills Juneau, AK
4623 7.4 years ago Chad Carson Chicago, IL
4622 7.4 years ago Chad Carson Chicago, IL
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