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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
4521 6.6 years ago Kerstin Dreborg Österbybruk, Sweden, ot
4520 6.6 years ago Garret McCarty Rochester, NY
4519 6.6 years ago Dan Fogarty Santa Rosa, CA
4518 6.6 years ago Dee Halzack Lowell, MA
4517 6.6 years ago Gene Ulmer Salt Lake City, UT
4516 6.6 years ago John Kosek Hopewell Jct., NY
4515 6.6 years ago Leila Jackson Beverly Hills, CA
4514 6.6 years ago Cybele Hantman St. Johnsbury, VT
4513 6.6 years ago Sam Funk Glendale, AZ
4512 6.6 years ago Keith Turner Keller, TX
4511 6.6 years ago William Wallin Richmond, CA
4510 6.6 years ago Susan D. Earle Earle Cambridge, MA
4509 6.6 years ago Robyn Schwartz Tenafly, NJ
4508 6.6 years ago Linda Nadeau Fairfield, ME
4507 6.6 years ago Kirk Johanning Hapeville, GA
4506 6.6 years ago Josephine Bellaccomo San Francisco, CA
4505 6.6 years ago David Prystal Accord, NY
4504 6.6 years ago Anita SHENKMAN Anita Shenkman, MS Albuquerque, NM
4503 6.6 years ago Ian Pribanic HRC Plano, TX
4502 6.6 years ago Jessica Wheeler New Orleans, LA
4501 6.6 years ago Dennis Steele Des Moines,, IA
4500 6.6 years ago Mari T. Echevarria Home--No Organization Knoxville, TN
4499 6.6 years ago Ian Pribanic HRC Plano, TX
4498 6.6 years ago Gerard T Dooney Locust Valley, NY
4497 6.6 years ago Chris Helps El Cerrito, CA
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