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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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1721 6.6 years ago Michael PACHOLSKI Toledo, OH
1720 6.6 years ago Neva Allen Belfast, ME
1719 6.6 years ago Craig Palmer Grass Valley, CA
1718 6.6 years ago Geraldine Robertson Clifton Hill,
1717 6.6 years ago Bernadette Sammon Sudbury, ON
1716 6.6 years ago Alan Sanders Fairfax, CA
1715 6.6 years ago Emily Spielman Boulder, CO
1714 6.6 years ago Alison Ellsworth San Francisco, CA
1713 6.6 years ago Roger Dart Deerfield, IL
1712 6.6 years ago Tom Bannigan Lake Orion, MI
1711 6.6 years ago James Snively Smithsburg, MD
1710 6.6 years ago James Jorgensen Alliance for Retired Americans Ames, IA
1709 6.6 years ago Stephan Poppick
1708 6.6 years ago William Fisher Truthout.org, InterPress News Service old chatham, NY
1707 6.6 years ago John Sefner Chicago, IL
1706 6.6 years ago Vincent Iacopino Physicians for Human Rights Henderson, NV
1705 6.6 years ago Helen Gilliland Alameda, CA
1704 6.6 years ago Ellen Levine Castro Valley, CA
1703 6.6 years ago Lee Goodin San Francisco, CA
1702 6.6 years ago Jonathan Bower
1701 6.6 years ago Nuno Miguel Alves Lisboa - Portugal,
1700 6.6 years ago jeff spakowski huntington woods, MI
1699 6.6 years ago s scales Buda, TX
1698 6.6 years ago Richard DiMatteo Retired San Diego, CA
1697 6.6 years ago Sherrill Futrell Davis, CA
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