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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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1471 6.9 years ago Scott Poister Manhattan, KS
1470 6.9 years ago Bill Trunk Washington, DC
1469 6.9 years ago Lois Johnson Wilmington, DE
1468 6.9 years ago Ed George Cleveland, OH
1467 6.9 years ago MJ Pramik, MS CA
1466 6.9 years ago Anthony Andaloro St Louis Park, MN
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1462 6.9 years ago Cecilia Burns Aurora, CO
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1460 6.9 years ago Karl Siebert Plano, TX
1459 6.9 years ago Peter Curia Many Scottsdale, AZ
1458 6.9 years ago Trudy Crow Lyman, SC
1457 6.9 years ago Timothy Mullen St Charles, MN
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1455 6.9 years ago John Williams Manlius, NY
1454 6.9 years ago Todd Gitlin New York, NY
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1452 6.9 years ago Nick Page Ferndale, WA
1451 6.9 years ago Natasha Borowiak Winston-Salem, NC
1450 6.9 years ago L. Zeveloff Ogden , UT
1449 6.9 years ago Giovanni Garcia Sunnyside, NY
1448 6.9 years ago Joel DeStefano Goldsboro, NC
1447 6.9 years ago Elizabeth Schenkel Columbus, NC
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