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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
1871 6.6 years ago David Greene North Huntingdon, PA
1870 6.6 years ago ahmed ismaeel kanoo Budaiya, ot
1869 6.6 years ago Will Richardson Medford, OR
1868 6.6 years ago Charell Charlie Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Pico Rivera, CA
1867 6.6 years ago Stamatios Varias Selinsgrove, PA
1866 6.6 years ago Karl Pavloff Cincinnati 9/11 Truth Cincinnati, OH
1865 6.6 years ago Kenneth Pennington Santa Clarita, CA
1864 6.6 years ago Tat Maxwell Boulder, CO
1863 6.6 years ago Roberta Burnett Tempe, AZ
1862 6.6 years ago Leroy Gebhart true Gainesville, FL
1861 6.6 years ago Helen Brock Dover, NH
1860 6.6 years ago Vincent De Stefano Pasadena, CA
1859 6.6 years ago Anthony Albert Corvallis, OR
1858 6.6 years ago Judith Smith Oakland, CA
1857 6.6 years ago Gregory Skutches Bethlehem, PA
1856 6.6 years ago Jared Polens North Adams, MA
1855 6.6 years ago ginger ikeda Boulder, CO
1854 6.6 years ago charles Loomis
1853 6.6 years ago Opal Clifton Galax, VA
1852 6.6 years ago Harry Hochheiser Pittsburgh, PA
1851 6.6 years ago Robert Spale Santa Clarita, CA
1850 6.6 years ago Christine Terry Covina, CA
1849 6.6 years ago Levanah Darlene Ruthschild -- Baltimore, MD
1848 6.6 years ago James Anderson Carbondale, IL
1847 6.6 years ago Marilyn Duerbeck Phoenix, AZ
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