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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
1921 7.4 years ago David Powell Yakima, WA
1920 7.4 years ago Richard Golding White Plains, NY
1919 7.4 years ago Ahmed Lobad Albuquerque, MA
1918 7.4 years ago milad hakimbashi san diego, CA
1917 7.4 years ago Tim Dymond Sydney, ot
1916 7.4 years ago Nick Mantas Twp of Washington, NJ
1915 7.4 years ago Lesley Brill Detroit, MI
1914 7.4 years ago john eschen grand coulee, WA
1913 7.4 years ago Michael Moeller Los Angeles, CA
1912 7.4 years ago Jan Adams WT/TdG San Francisco, CA
1911 7.4 years ago Eduardo Flores Wichita, KS
1910 7.4 years ago Gene and Dori Peters Sun City, AZ
1909 7.4 years ago Michael Berg West Newton, MA
1908 7.4 years ago Michael McHugh Pinellas Park, FL
1907 7.4 years ago Rhoda Karpatkin New York, NY
1906 7.4 years ago ephrosine daniggelis Honolulu, HI
1905 7.4 years ago Paul Ezust Cambridge, MA
1904 7.4 years ago Ann Catherine Keirns First Presbyterian Church of Hayward Hayward, CA
1903 7.4 years ago Andrew Woitkoski Pittsfield, MA
1902 7.4 years ago richard hardack berkeley, CA
1901 7.4 years ago Stewart Lone Havertown, PA
1900 7.4 years ago Helmut Kayan San Francisco, CA
1899 7.4 years ago Richard Hutner
1898 7.4 years ago scott zippel union springs, NY
1897 7.4 years ago Eugene Gorrin Union, NJ
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