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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
4621 7.6 years ago Sheila Spencer Gresham, OR
4620 7.6 years ago Rayleen Nunez BOSTON, MA
4619 7.6 years ago James Bochenek Delmar, NY
4618 7.6 years ago katharina lauritsch wien, ot
4617 7.6 years ago Loretta Fisher Revere, MA
4616 7.6 years ago Martha Saywell San Antonio, TX
4615 7.6 years ago Shaughna Bishop New York, NY
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4613 7.6 years ago Kathy Manley Cropseyville, NY
4612 7.6 years ago Anthony Martin Dambrosi Middletown, NY
4611 7.6 years ago cheryl keeton winder, GA
4610 7.6 years ago LAURA LECIS SBA, ot
4609 7.6 years ago Dwayne Hinton Baton Rouge, LA
4608 7.6 years ago David Stieber Chicago, IL
4607 7.6 years ago Mary Moon Fairport, NY
4606 7.6 years ago Hayden Baxter Bournemouth, ot
4605 7.6 years ago Christine Hansen Zearing, IA
4604 7.6 years ago Stewart Wiggers Honolulu, HI
4603 7.6 years ago Fergus Maitland Glasgow, ot
4602 7.6 years ago Marc Pilisuk Berkeley, CA
4601 7.6 years ago Ric Stacey Aucland, ot
4600 7.6 years ago Ali Jaffer
4599 7.6 years ago Ali Jaffer
4598 7.6 years ago Peter Newton Phoenix, AZ
4597 7.6 years ago Tim Luttermoser South Euclid, OH
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