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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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2096 7.4 years ago Nancy Lee Farrell Tacoma, WA
2095 7.4 years ago Darryl Reed york university Toronto, ON
2094 7.4 years ago Wendy Oser Berkeley, CA
2093 7.4 years ago Chris Ibach Lake Elsinore, CA
2092 7.4 years ago Priscilla Fairbank none Averill Park, NY
2091 7.4 years ago Nancy McIntyre Regina, SK
2090 7.4 years ago Judy Mellow Santa Fe, NM
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2085 7.4 years ago Larry Lewis Winter Garden, FL
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2083 7.4 years ago Carolyn Banz San Antonio, TX
2082 7.4 years ago Melissa Harris Nashville, TN
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2080 7.4 years ago Pat Testa Kings Park, NY
2079 7.4 years ago W A Mackay self Salem, OR
2078 7.4 years ago Mason Wu Palo Alto, CA
2077 7.4 years ago Michael Mayo Syracuse, NY
2076 7.4 years ago Alana Davis Wilmington, DE
2075 7.4 years ago Michael Sodos Frederick, MD
2074 7.4 years ago Susan Willhoit Cardiff by the Sea,, CA
2073 7.4 years ago Kate Cloud Somerville , MA
2072 7.4 years ago Guy Zahller Aptos, CA
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