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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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4546 6.6 years ago Martine Bresson Kingston, ON
4545 6.6 years ago Laken Pugsley Lima, OH
4544 6.6 years ago JOY SWEENY Mountain View, CA
4543 6.6 years ago Jim Howe Columbus, IN
4542 6.6 years ago Beverly Bradshaw Fredericksburg, VA
4541 6.6 years ago Evelyn Hayhurst Naperville, IL
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4537 6.6 years ago Melinda Hupp Sarasota, FL
4536 6.6 years ago Kaji Kirupanithy Toronto, ON
4535 6.6 years ago Dorothy Anderson North Weymouth, MA
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4533 6.6 years ago Sara Gramcko Hermosa Beach, CA
4532 6.6 years ago Nicole Rivet Clark Mills, NY
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4530 6.6 years ago George L. Trigg Retired Pennington, NJ
4529 6.6 years ago Paul Cohen Lecanto, FL
4528 6.6 years ago Rita Fahrner San Francisco, CA
4527 6.6 years ago Lovena Boyragee Mahebourg, NY
4526 6.6 years ago Michael Tullius Encino, CA
4525 6.6 years ago James Flynn Waialua, HI
4524 6.6 years ago Lovena Boyragee Mahebourg, NY
4523 6.6 years ago Robin Lindheimer Berkeley, CA
4522 6.6 years ago Dennis Manning Colorado Springs, CO
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