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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
4271 6.6 years ago Amanda WalshAmandaW Boulder, CO
4270 6.6 years ago Wilma E. Ralls Ralls Rohnert Park, CA
4269 6.6 years ago Robert G von Giebel Belvidere, NJ
4268 6.6 years ago Mary Tuma Charlotte, NC
4267 6.6 years ago Saif Ansari NYC, NY
4266 6.6 years ago Serge Lubomudrov Chicago, IL
4265 6.6 years ago Rose Graybill Van Nuys, CA
4264 6.6 years ago Agnes McKeon New York, NY
4263 6.6 years ago Robert G von Giebel Belvidere, NJ
4262 6.6 years ago Gabe Condo MoveOn Columbus Council Columbus, OH
4261 6.6 years ago Jenette Champagne The Woodlands, TX
4260 6.6 years ago robert petersen missoula, MT
4259 6.6 years ago Maureen Gustafson Vancouver, WA
4258 6.6 years ago Sally Hinshaw Columbus, OH
4257 6.6 years ago Carol Smerling Boca Raton, FL
4256 6.6 years ago Mark Currah Physicians For Human Rights Casper, WY
4255 6.6 years ago Allen Bennett San Francisco, CA
4254 6.6 years ago Belle McMaster Monticello, GA
4253 6.6 years ago Linda Brebner none Rochester, NY
4252 6.6 years ago Frank Aaron Frisco, TX
4251 6.6 years ago Scott Martin Seattle, WA
4250 6.6 years ago Anne Julie White Glenside, PA
4249 6.6 years ago Faye L. Park Ridge, IL
4248 6.6 years ago mercedes baker sunnyvale, CA
4247 6.6 years ago Barbara Novovitch Alpine, TX
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