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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
1571 7.4 years ago Meryl Troop Portland, ME
1570 7.4 years ago Melina Washington Arnold, MO
1569 7.4 years ago Natalya Surmachevska Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
1568 7.4 years ago Tim and Patti Stalder Pine Grove, CA
1567 7.4 years ago Maria Miller South Yarra, ot
1566 7.4 years ago Nancy Wiley Kirkland, WA
1565 7.4 years ago Lael Jackson Del Mar, CA
1564 7.4 years ago John Hess Roslindale, MA
1563 7.4 years ago alice jena richmond hill, NY
1562 7.4 years ago Kristy Mitchell Carrollton, TX
1561 7.4 years ago Al Liebeskind Columbia, MD
1560 7.4 years ago Carol Halsey Lyons, CO
1559 7.4 years ago Douglas A. McNeill McNeill PeterCares House Greenbelt, MD
1558 7.4 years ago Chris DeCrans Richfield, MN
1557 7.4 years ago Natalie Ljubicic Chicago, IL
1556 7.4 years ago Bethany Sullivan Clearwater, FL
1555 7.4 years ago Jennifer Kilpatrick Novato, CA
1554 7.4 years ago Robert Donohue PEF New York, NY
1553 7.4 years ago Wayne Mosteller Silver City, NM
1552 7.4 years ago Susan Davenport Simi Valley, CA
1551 7.4 years ago Julie Elliott Lovelady, TX
1550 7.4 years ago Marian Donly Keystone, CO
1549 7.4 years ago Rosalie Nabors Baltimore, MD
1548 7.4 years ago rajend naidu sydney, ot
1547 7.4 years ago Terry Miller Carrollton, TX
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