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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
1296 7.4 years ago Patricia Dingleberry Jersey City, NJ
1295 7.4 years ago Kathy Stringer Mount Vernon, OH
1294 7.4 years ago Michele Nihipali Hauula, HI
1293 7.4 years ago Ruth-Ann Radcliff Penn Valley, CA
1292 7.4 years ago Howard Burke Sebastopol, CA
1291 7.4 years ago george hunt augusta, ME
1290 7.4 years ago Robert Meldau
1289 7.4 years ago Richard Gale none Daly City, CA
1288 7.4 years ago Sarah Sercombe Royal Oak, MI
1287 7.4 years ago Richard Gale none Daly City, CA
1286 7.4 years ago Richard Gale none Daly City, CA
1285 7.4 years ago Lian Amber Austin, TX
1284 7.4 years ago Richard Gale none Daly City, CA
1283 7.4 years ago Mary L. Charleston, WV
1282 7.4 years ago David Stetler Kirkland, WA
1281 7.4 years ago Mary Lou Kallin Morris, NY
1280 7.4 years ago Eleonora El Sheemy-Oldani Cairo, ot
1279 7.4 years ago Tracey Schavone Anahola, HI
1278 7.4 years ago Ken Arnold Harvard University Cambridge, MA
1277 7.4 years ago geoffrey abrams None Retired LAS attorney NYC, NY
1276 7.4 years ago Julian Abiodun Santa Monica, CA
1275 7.4 years ago Ida Nissen Milton, FL
1274 7.4 years ago Ramon Fernandez Guaynabo, PR
1273 7.4 years ago Mary Molloy East Lansing, MI
1272 7.4 years ago Douglas Dyakon Los Angeles, CA
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