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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
1896 7.4 years ago Joel Trupin Marshfield, VT
1895 7.4 years ago Timothy Douglas New York, NY
1894 7.4 years ago Richelle Witt Camarillo, CA
1893 7.4 years ago Barbara Gautier new york, NY
1892 7.4 years ago Gene Peters Sun City, AZ
1891 7.4 years ago Amber Thompson Groveton, NH
1890 7.4 years ago Annette Powers Millbury, MA
1889 7.4 years ago Ken Hayes Austin, TX
1888 7.4 years ago bernardo alayza mujica indep surquillo, IA
1887 7.4 years ago Tim Aaron Doyle Berkeley, CA
1886 7.4 years ago Fred Bichl Yakima, WA
1885 7.4 years ago yasodha natkunam stanford, ca
1884 7.4 years ago York Quillen Knoxville, TN
1883 7.4 years ago Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel McAllen, TX
1882 7.4 years ago karey thorne santa fe, NM
1881 7.4 years ago Shelley Wunder-Smith Oak Park, IL
1880 7.4 years ago Shelley Wunder-Smith Oak Park, IL
1879 7.4 years ago Lee L'Enfant Denver, CO
1878 7.4 years ago Lorene Rowland Billings, MT
1877 7.4 years ago George Dunn Indianapolis, IN
1876 7.4 years ago Estelle GLarborg Tucson, AZ
1875 7.4 years ago Katya Surrence New York, NY
1874 7.4 years ago James Fuller Minneapolis, MN
1873 7.4 years ago janna piper portland, OR
1872 7.4 years ago David Greene North Huntingdon, PA
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